Saugatuck is in the news a lot.
Consultants are devising a “Transit Oriented District” plan, to redevelop the area around the train station. There’s talk of dredging the Saugatuck River. And of course the Cribari (aka Bridge Street) Bridge is very much in play.
Which makes this the perfect time to look at “timeless Saugatuck.”
Peter Barlow’s view of Franklin Street — heading toward Saugatuck Avenue — was taken from the brand-new Connecticut Turnpike (now I-95) overpass in 1958.
But — except for the cars — it could almost have been taken any time in the 60 years since then.
Hey. I said “almost.”
Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Peter Barlow)
It wasn’t pretty — last week’s photo challenge, that is.
I don’t mean the results (though only Jackie Spencer, Barbara Sherburne and — sort of — Tom Turnbull knew the answer).
I mean the photo itself. It showed the graffiti and garbage that greets anyone driving or walking underneath I-95, on Franklin Street. Click here, if for some reason you’d like to see that grody sight.
(Bonus question: Who is responsible for that property: the town? State Department of Transportation? No one seems to know.)
This week, we go back to pretty pictures. If you recognize the image below, click “Comments.”