Two days ago, “06880” re-introduced Bald Mountain to Westport.
I’d never heard of it, so I assumed — despite evidence on Google Maps — it didn’t really exist.
Older-time Westporters than I — and those with better memories — quickly assured readers that Bald Mountain
is was for real.
Now “06880” reader Judy Sterling sends along a handsome sketch:
It was drawn by Bruno Dolge in the early 1900s. The view is looking east; he was standing across the Saugatuck River, probably where Saugatuck Elementary School is now.
Dolge included — along with Bald Mountain — Brad Baker’s house and workshop (boathouse), on Imperial Avenue.
Anyone with further information on, or memories of, Bald Mountain: Please click “Comments,” and add them to this post.
If you’ve got similarly great artwork or photos of that era: Send that along too!