Photo Challenge #387

It’s been — according to Kenneth Gilbertie — “the Bottle Shop liquor store, a barber shop, a Tiffany Lamp store (in reality a front for illegal drugs), Soup’s On kitchen for many years, then (Cabbages & Kings’) caterers’ kitchen. Now it’s just a ghost store.”

It was described, variously, as opposite Franklin Street, opposite Westport Chinese Takeout, and — by the always accurate Gloria Gouveia — “56 Saugatuck Avenue.”

The “little shop built into the hillside by Exit 17” (Clark Thiemann) was also last week’s Photo Challenge.

It’s all of that, and more. For example, it’s one of the most familiar, most abandoned, and most wondered about eyesore in town. When traffic backs up on Saugatuck Avenue, drivers get a long time to look at it. (You can too: Click here for Kevin McCaul’s photo.)

Besides the names noted above, readers who knew exactly where this was include Monika Lazaro, Leah Nash, Ralph Balducci, Fred Cantor, Jonathan McClure, Andrew Colabella, Stephanie Ross and John Lisee.

Here’s this week’s Photo Challenge. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Nancy Engel)

12 responses to “Photo Challenge #387

  1. Diane Bosch

    Angel wings in front lawn of Saugatuck Congregational Church.

  2. Susan Iseman

    In front of Saug Congregational. Church

  3. Jenny Rago McCarthy

    On the lawn of the beautiful Saugatuck Congregational Church.

  4. Janice Strizever

    In front of the Saugatuck Congregational Church on the Post Road

  5. Jalna Jaeger

    In front of the Saugutuck congregatial church. Finally I know one!

  6. Angel wings on the front lawn of Saugatuck Congregational Church!

  7. Lynn Wilson

    In front of the Sugatuck Congregational Church on the Post Road

  8. Joelle Malec

    In front of Saugatuck Congregational Church on the Post Rd

  9. Right – an easy one for this holiday weekend. The angels are on the front lawn of Saugatuck Congregational Church. You’ll see them tomorrow, as you head to the Memorial Day parade!

  10. Susan Miller

    on the lawn of Saugatuck Congregational church … that’s where I got my wings !

  11. Lois Himes

    Angel wings outside Saugatuck Congregational Church on Post Rosd East. The original idea was to stand in front of the wings and have your photo taken and then go forth and do Gods work by being an Angel!

  12. Eugene C. Gavin

    Saugutuck Congregational Church, face front on the Post Road, of, course