Photo Challenge #413

Westport’s history is filled with famous names.

Samuel Burr Sherwood shares 2 of them. He is little remembered today. But a bronze plaque — honoring his service in the Connecticut Assembly and House of Representatives — hangs in the Westport Library stairwell, between the lower and main levels.

Once upon a time, more people knew Samuel Burr Sherwood — enough, anyway, to put a plaque for him. It — and a similar one for Ebenezer Jesup (great name!) — hung in the original library, on Post Road East.

When the new building was constructed in 1986, they were moved there.

Observant library-going plaque readers Morley Boyd, Seth Schachter, Dick Lowenstein and Lois Himes all correctly identified that stairwell location, for last week’s Photo Challenge. (Click here to see.)

Today’s Photo Challenge may seem a bit unnecessary, given the season. But it’s up year round, and Les Dinkin sent it in just a few days ago.

If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Dinkin Fotografix)

19 responses to “Photo Challenge #413

  1. Mill pond walk way

  2. The walkway on the gates at the Sherwood Mill Pond spillway.

  3. Vanessa Bradford

    Bridge at Old Mill Pond, used to jump off there as a kid and there were no signs

  4. Lynn Untermeyer Miller

    Mill Pond. Where kids of all ages have been jumping and diving for as long as I can remember.

  5. Mill Pond flood gates

  6. Mill pond bridge

  7. Sherwood Mill Pond.

  8. Old Mill on the gates. I also used to dive and jump there as a young whippersnapper…

  9. Andrew Colabella

    Old Mill Gates. Signs were installed 2020 after a large amount of youths were congregating there when neighbors complained. Later, there was one individual who was injured from jumping.

  10. Old Mill Pond

  11. on the bridge between Old Mill Beach and Compo Mill Cove

  12. Old Mill – Mill Pond

  13. Mill Pond Bridge

  14. This was definitely easy — yes, it’s the Sherwood Mill Pond bridge, off of which generations of Westporters have jumped. And still continue to.

  15. compo cove (old mill) bridges at the Sherwood Mill Pond

  16. Abby gordon-tolan

    The bridge to Saugatuck Island on Harbor Rd

  17. Sign on railroad bridge over Saugatuck River.

  18. bridge to compo cove

  19. foot bridge at old mill pond

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