UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Holley McCreary at Horseshoe Cafe on Monday Sept.25th

Anyone for Music? If so - Join us this Monday 9/25.
Holley McCreary takes the 8:30PM Feature Spot followed by Acoustic Open-Mic.
Fun for all- be there!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

79 years ago today - 1938 Hurricane in Southport

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1938 Hurricane
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Written on reverse: "1938. Mary Shedden age 11. Harbor Road."
Scene may be up by #418 Harbor Road.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1938
Format: Photograph

1938 Hurricane Damage on Pine Creek Avenue

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Here is "SEASIDE" cottage on Pine Creek Avenue, still standing on the sand, facing Long Island Sound, after the category 5 Hurricane of 1938. The first summer-only cottages along Pine Creek Avenue and French Street were built between the 1890's and the 1920's. Some were Sears Homes ordered from a catalog and were prefabricated, sent in kits, that would arrive by train and hauled to the shoreline.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Southport Village 1970's

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Southport Village circa 1970's.
Photo: Paul Wells

Monday, September 18, 2017

Carey's Corner Southport Village circa 1914

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Triangle Lot, Southport Center
Southport, Connecticut

Description: Copy of b/w post card. Printed on front, "Careys Corners, Southport, Conn." "Careys Corner(s)" was the term used for the 5-point intersection of Pequot Ave East, Pequot Ave West, Main St, Rose Hill Rd, and the Old Post Rd. On the left is the Meeker store built 1897; it later became the Charles James market. In 1928 it was replaced by the building seen in photo #367. The history of the "Triangle Lot" is recounted in the Southport Packet, Oct 1988, Vol 2 #4, and Jan 1989 Vol 3 #1.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1914
Format: Photograph

Pequot Library's 20th Annual Art Show Oct.14-22nd

Call for Entries: The Story of Art

Juried entry deadline: September 22, 2017
Calling all artists for 20th Annual Art Show! Submit online in a variety of artistic mediums.

JUSTCUZ at Horseshoe Cafe TONIGHT in Southport Village

Tonight (9/18) - JustCuz Productionz at 8:30PM feature spot then Acoustic Open-Mic

Horseshoe Cafe - 355 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Horse Shoe Restaurant 1947

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Horse Shoe Restaurant
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: John Daley. This shows the "original Horse Shoe Restaurant on demolition day 1947. The building was built as a blacksmith shop c 1920 by Edward Russell. It was renovated in 1933 as Russell's Horse Shoe Tavern; in 1934 it was made into a restaurant.... The building was taken down by hand in one day by John, Tom and Tony Zygmont, members of the fire dept. (Note fire truck in the background.) The Horse Shoe Restaurant was rebuilt in 1948." This picture was found in the John Daley Scrapbook. Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1947
Format: Photograph

Rare 1850's counterfeit $3 note from Southport Bank

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This is a beautiful bright red and very rare 1850's counterfeit $3 Note from The Southport CT Bank.

Exit 19 Southbound I-95 1960's and Pequot Motel

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Pequot Motel circa 1960's.

Southport, CT

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Southport National Bank on Main Street circa 1860's

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Southport National Bank
Southport, Connecticut

Description: Pomeroy & Wilson Stereopticon. Started as a branch of the 1832 Ct Nat'l Bank, this brick bank building was built 1833. Sthport Bank was independently chartered 1851 & could print its own money (see #279). Became a national bank 1865. Went into receivership 1903 when bank manager, Oliver T Sherwood (see 683 Peq Ave), absconded with funds, became Southport Trust, in 1923 became private residence. Building is subject of HABS (Hist. American Bldgs Survey) report CT 319. Unsubstantiated info says one of men on porch was Dr Justus Sherwood (1805-78, 16 Church St), his buggy hitched to fence. Note board fence in front of bank plus board cylinders around trees, protective measures against damage by horses and carts. Of special interest is stereopticon view on right. At the extreme left is shown part of a building with the end of a sign, "Store." This is only known image of a portion of a store which was made of an outbuilding on the Joseph Perry property at 207 Main St. At the death of widow Mrs Eunice (Pike) Perry, the building now 219 Main but then an outbuilding of house at 207 Main was used as a store. It was Wm Bulkley's meat market in 1860's, enlarged & renovated in 1870 and made into 2 stores, one believed to be Munson Elwood's shoe store, the other thought to be Eneas Reynold's Bake Shop/Store. Photo #314 shows the building just north of the bank. Photo #305 shows 219 Main when it became a tailor shop & residence. The small portion to the right of the main block of the house is a small store, a barber shop in the 1920's. The entire building was redone c 1946, #306. There was a store next to the bank in its earliest days referred to (as late as 1850's) in Jonathan Bulkley Journal as a "nuisance." It has not been possible to determine disposition of that "nuisance" building, which could have been joined to the Perry outbuilding to become the small store seen in this stereopticon image.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1860's?
Format: Photograph

Howard Burr at YYY

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Howard Burr at Ye Yacht Yard
Not much has changed at YYY since this photo was taken.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Dave & Ned Russell in 1934

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Dave & Ned Russell
Subject Southport, Connecticut

Description: Family snapshot. Written on reverse of snapshot: "Dave & Ned Russell, 1934 Blizzard, 26 Main St, Southport Ct."

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1934
Format: Photograph

Friday, September 8, 2017

Launch Party for Tiggeroos Tasty Dog Treats at Fairfield Women's Exchange Sept.10th

Launch Party for Tiggeroos Tasty Dog Treats

                       Hosted by Fairfield Women's Exchange

More info:

  Fairfield Women's Exchange
           332 Pequot Ave, Southport, Connecticut 06890

       Sunday, September 10 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Danny Fishman at Horseshoe Cafe Sept.11th

Monday (9/11) at in presents Danny Fishman at 8:30PM followed by Acoustic Open-Mic! Join us!

Horseshoe Cafe - Southport Village

Skipper Of The Yacht "Contest"

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Skipper of the Southport yacht CONTEST, Arthur O. Jennings Jr. of Southport.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this photo.

"Ted" Jennings at the helm of the PAGAN

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"PAGAN was Barbara Burr's sloop. Howard Burr designed and built a fire box
and radiation system to provide heat below deck in cold weather.
Above, Edward "Ted" Jennings at the helm of the PAGAN rounding Flat Island Bell off Pine Creek (Bell 22), circa 1955."
-Arthur Jennings

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Southport Harbor at the turn of the century

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Southport Harbor at the turn of the century.
Photo: date not certain but appears to be most likely circa 1890-1900 and not later than 1905.
Moored next to one of the last of Southport's Market Fleet, the schooner on the right appears to be the "George Edwin, " a market boat owned by the Simon Banks firm. The market boats ceased operation about 1903-4. The "Mary Elizabeth" was the last one sold in 1905 and taken to Long Island. Sasco Hill in the background.
Many thanks to Arthur Jennings Collection for sharing this rare photo.

Simon Banks House in 1906

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Simon Banks House
Southport, Connecticut
Description: B/w post card. Printed on front: "Southport 1906. House of Mrs Simon Banks." This house was built in 1892-93 by Simon Banks. (Chronicle 15 June & 1 Aug 1893) The exterior of the house has been greatly altered.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: Photograph

Monday, September 4, 2017

Mill River Bridge circa 1906

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Mill River Bridge circa 1906
1900's postally used postcard, view of Mill River Bridge
(Post Road) between Fairfield and Southport.

Pequot School in 1943

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Pequot School, Southport 1943. Courtesy of Arthur Jennings.

1900's Southport Harbor

Undated postcard, circa 1900's.
Published by Luin B. Switzeer
Southport, Connecticut

Friday, September 1, 2017

Late 1960's early 1970's Ye Yacht Yard West Docks

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Ye Yacht Yard West Docks
"Photo circa late 1960's, or early 1970's. Looks like a Blue J on a trailer far left."
From Arthur Jennings Collection

Southport Harbor in 1932

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Southport Harbor in 1932.
Photographer and exact date unknown.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Shop The Fairfield Women's Exchange

Visit the Fairfield Women's Exchange on Pequot Avenue in Southport Village for great gifts for all occasions, greeting cards, postcards, framed artwork, books, Southport souvenirs, ornaments and more.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Emily Barnes at Horseshoe Cafe Aug.28th

Aug.28th Emily Barnes the 8:30PM Feature! Acoustic Open Mic follows! New players always welcome!