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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)