I could write a column about columns.
There are plenty, all around town. They’re at the old Westport Public Library, on the Post Road/Main Street corner; the old Bedford Elementary School (now Town Hall); the old Staples High School on Riverside Avenue (now Saugatuck Elementary), and the old Town Hall on the Post Road (now Don Memo).
But == despite all those guesses — none of those columns was the subject of last week’s Photo Challenge.
The image taken by Lynn Untermeyer Miller showed an ornate one at … Patagonia. (Click here to see.)
No, the popular clothing retailer has not suddenly gotten 19th-century architecture-conscious.
For decades, the building was home to the Westport Bank & Trust Company.
It was small and local — “a hometown bank in a town of homes,” the tagline went — but like banks everywhere, it portrayed an image of solidness and stability.
Columns helped do that.
Congratulations to Shirlee Gordon — the lone “06880” reader to correctly identify the challenge.
She’s the star of this column.
Today’s Photo Challenge also comes from Lynn Untermeyer Miller. If you know where she shot this bucolic walking path, click “Comments” below.