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Monday, January 20, 2020

Horseshoe Cafe Presents SECRET WAY on Monday Jan.20th

Monday 1/20/20- Secret Way in the 8:30PM Feature Spot at the @HorseshoeCafeCT
in #SouthportCT followed by the Open Jam! #FairfieldCT

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Pequot Library Midwinter Book Sale Feb.15-16th

The Midwinter Book Sale is the little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale; it’s smaller but more intimate, with many treasures and bargains to be found.
Dates & Hours
Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission is free. All Sale proceeds support Pequot Library’s annual programs for adults and children, serving more than 60,000 participants a year.
Book Sales also provide affordable books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs for the town; provide materials for underserved neighboring public school systems; and provide great volunteer opportunities for the community!
Book Sale Categories
Biography | CDs | DVDs | Children’s Books | Cookbooks | Fiction & Classics | History | LPs | Mystery | Signed Books

Thursday, January 16, 2020

W. H. Perry House on Harbor Road 1920's

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W.H. Perry House
Real photo postcard.
Residence of W.H. Perry, Southport, Conn
on Harbor Road across from Perry Green. Circa 1920's.

Tide Mill Tavern circa 1920's

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Tide Mill Tavern Southport, Connecticut
Postcard, circa 1920's.

Parker & Company - Interior Design - Southport

Parker & Company
Interior Design

411 Pequot Avenue

S o u t h p o r t  V I l l a g e 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Fireside Tales at Pequot Library January 14th

Fireside Tales at Pequot Library

 January 14, 2020
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Fathers and their children (ages 3+) can relax in front of the Library’s Reading Room fireplace and enjoy a bedtime story with children’s librarians. Kids and adults can wear pajamas and make popcorn in the fireplace.
Free and open to the public. 
No registration required.
Winter Dates:
December 17 (cancelled)
January 7
January 14

Monday, January 13, 2020

Horseshoe Cafe Presents Shawn Taylor Monday Jan.13th in Southport

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Shawn Taylor returns to the Horseshoe Cafe 
Monday 1/13/20 at 8:30PM.
Don't miss his feature set, followed by a great music jam with some fine local talent! 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

"Breakwater" Residence of Mr. E.S. Hand

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"Breakwater" Residence of Mr. E.S. Hand, Southport CT in 1909.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Fairfield Women's Exchange After-Holiday Sale begins Jan.6th

Happy New Year!
Fairfield Women’s Exchange
will re-open on January 6, 2020.

Stop in and shop our After-Holiday sale!

The Fairfield Women's Exchange
332 Pequot Avenue
Southport Village

Monday, January 6, 2020

Wyght's Rock (pre Ye Yacht Yard)

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Wyght's Rock
This is now the site of the town dock, "Ye Yacht Yard." The house in the center background is Ye Set-A-Spell. Photo with thanks from Arthur Jennings' collection circa 1900's.

Southport Train Station pre-1910

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Postcard, Southport Train Station, Northbound, pre-1910.
From Eric Sundman collection.

Southport Harbor World War 1 era

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Very rare photograph of Southport Harbor taken perhaps circa WW1 era. "The large powerboat looks like an Elco and the varnished powerboat looks like an early torpedo Chris Craft".-Arthur Jennings
From: Arthur Jennings Collection.

Horseshoe Cafe presents Six Strings and a Six Pack on Jan.6th

Happy New Year!
The music returns on 1/6/20 with "Six Strings and a Six Pack".
The Open Jam follows.
See you all then!


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Rare Southport Video from 1928-1930

Rare Southport Video from 1928-1930

Courtesy of the Codge Bullard Archive

Main Street Southport circa 1903

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Main Street Southport circa 1903
Main Street circa post 1903 Southport, note utility pole.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare postcard from his collection.

Marquand Mansion 720 Pequot Avenue in 1867

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Marquand Mansion, site 720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, Connecticut

Description:  Photographer: Montignani, Bridgeport Ct. Printed on reverse: "Montignani, Photo Artist, Bridgeport, Conn." Written on reverse: "House of Mr F. Marquand, Southport, Conn." Typed note found with photo: "Mr Marquand's home in Southport. He is seated on the porch, with Mr and Mrs Monroe standing." The house was built on Pequot Avenue, corner of Westway Road, in 1832 for Frederick Marquand. This is the view from the southwest, looking northeast. The house was demolished in 1892 (Chronicle 15 Nov 1892). It stood in front of the Pequot Library, which was built in memory of Mr Marquand by the Monroes. The photograph is dated c 1867 in Southport, The Architectural Legacy of a Ct Village by Cigliano and Schwarz. For an architectural description of this house and information about the Marquands and Monroes see the Cigliano/Schwarz book. See also photos #294, 295, 296. See also the separate collection of Pequot Library memorabilia and pictures.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Circa 1867
Format: Photograph

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Saturday Evening Post Cover 1947

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This is the front cover only, from a 1947 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, over 70 years old. It measures 10.5 x 13.5 inches in size. The cover presents a charming village scene, painted in attractive color by John Falter one of the Post's most prolific cover artists. This painting shows an older couple looking through the window at an antique store with a sign calling it The Old Store On the Harbor (where William Pitt Sotheby's office on the corner of Main Street and Harbor Road is today) and also to the right is the Pequot Yacht Club. Meanwhile, as they are fascinated by the old antique objects displayed there, the store's owners are out front, peering into a brand new car which has caught their curiosity. The first inside page of the Post issue, has a twenty lines of text commenting on the painting. It identifies the location of the scene, while telling the story the artist is conveying: “Residents of Connecticut will recognize the setting of John Falter's cover. The store is patterned after one the artist has patronized in Southport, Connecticut. “It occurred to Falter that rarity is a relative thing, and that dealers in the old and unusual might be interested this summer in the new and unusual—a new car. If you could hear the antique dealers in this painting, you would hear them making the same sighs of awe and delight over the gleaming new automobile in which their customers arrived as the antique hunters are making over the pre-automobile chair.“ ‘How I'd like to have that,’ is what all concerned are saying about different subjects.”

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

GRUEL BRITANNIA New Year's Day Brunch 8am - 3pm

New Year's Day 2020 Brunch 8am - 3pm #FairfieldCT #SouthportCT

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Bobby Kaps Jump For EB Research Jan.1st at Ye Yacht Yard

Bobby Kaps Jump For EB Research
 January 1, 2020 at Ye Yacht Yard #SouthportCT
You don't have to jump, you can just watch.
Great cause.
If you do jump, you must wear shoes!
Credit: Thomas Lawlor

Monday, December 30, 2019

No Music Dec.30th at The Shoe!

No Music Tonight!  Enjoy and see you all in the New Year.
We make music again next week (1/6)

Pequot Library's Tiffany Windows

Main Street Southport in 1913

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Main Street, looking towards Harbor Road
Southport, Connecticut
Description: On left is the building now #219 Main. On left side of the building was
Bonney's Harness Shop; on the right side, the barber shop. DAR Fountain is visible at foot of street.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: c1913
Format: Photograph

Very rare Southport Breakwater Estate postcard

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The Breakwater Estate over the years:

Sunday, December 29, 2019

FLASHBACK: Rosie On South Pine Creek Road

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February 6, 2001
Rosie lived on South Pine Creek Road and for years, biked everywhere, year round. Anyone who drove down South Pine Creek Road or Oldfield Road or the Post Road has seen her on her vintage bicycle. We miss seeing her on the road. It has been several years since she was seen on her beloved bike. When this photo was taken, Don's Cycle Shop in Fairfield said she bought the bike new from them over 50 years ago in about 1950, and had it serviced there regularly ever since. 
They even serviced her bike for free.

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Rosie biked no matter the weather..
And, her brother also could be seen all over Fairfield on his bike, sometimes just walking it.