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The House Of Morgan?

Alert “06880” reader Bill Scheffler sent this photo along:

Despite 2-way traffic, it’s Main Street near the Post Road intersection. The boy is rounding the corner near the Bedford (old) YMCA building.

Architecturally, the stores look familiar. But today they’re long gone. From the left there’s Grey’s Drug Store; something that starts with “Kiddie”; the House of Morgan; Welch’s Hardware, and the Westport Food Center.

Bill wonders — and so do I — “What the hell was the House of Morgan?”

He also would like to know the date. He offers one clue: The cars are pre-1950.

Bill should know. Among his many activities, he’s chairman of Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance, the fabled antique and collectible automobile show.

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