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Monday, October 23, 2017

Southport Fire Department OPEN HOUSE Oct.28th

Main Street - Southport Village

Shawn Taylor at Horseshoe Cafe Monday Oct.23rd!

Tonight - 10/23. Don't miss Shawn Taylor's 8:30PM Feature Appearance
as he shares songs from his latest CD "Balance".
Acoustic Open-Mic follows the Feature Show! Join us!

Horseshoe Cafe - Southport Village

Winter Coat Drive in Southport Village Oct.28th to Benefit Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Sunday, October 22, 2017

ROOMS with a VIEW 2017 - Nov.10-12th in Southport

Tickets & Info 

Another old view of Southport Harbor

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Another early view of Southport Harbor at low tide looking north towards the Jelliff Block.
Sasco Hill and the onion fields to the right. To the far right, the bow of a vessel can be seen at anchor. Circa 1880's.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for this rare view of the past.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Trinity Parish Nursery School Fall Festival Oct.21st in Southport

Trinity Parish Nursery School Fall Festival Saturday October 21st 11am-1pm

Trolley Car on Pequot Avenue in 1890's

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Trolley Car on Pequot Avenue 1890's, Corbusier House in background
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Trolley line passed the foot of Prospect Lane. The Gertrude Corbusier house is visible in center background up the hill. Southport [word missing] March 4, 1895: "To Rent 6 room cottage near the line of trolley cards. Apply to G Corbusier." Note that this portion of Rose Hill was not wooded. Building at right rear of trolley is Lane's wagon shop, later a garage. The picture was taken from the front yard of the old Alvord House on Pequot Avenue, site now of a commercial building. See _Packet_ April & July 1997.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1890's
Format: photograph

View of Sasco Hill circa 1900-1908

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

REGGAE SENSATION MYSTIC BOWIE at Wall Street Theater Norwalk Oct.20th

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Mystic Bowie will be performing on October 20th at the Wall Street Theater in downtown Norwalk. Since the 1980's Mystic Bowie has been keeping the art of music alive–entertaining audiences from New York to Japan with his vibrant music and high energy performances. From humble beginnings in Jamaica, Mystic Bowie has become one of Reggae's hardest working independent artists, and is compared to musical legends such as Jimmy Cliff, Lucky Dube, and Toots and the Maytals. Tickets can be purchased online at or through the box office at 877-987-6487. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM.

A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Mystic Bowie Cultural Center to support the multi-cultural programs aimed at enriching the lives of the children of Jamaica.

at Wall Street Theater in Norwalk
Friday October 20, 2017

Come share the love this Friday the 20th at Wall Street Theater in Norwalk, CT
Proceeds go to The Mystic Bowie Cultural Center to benefit children of Jamaica!
Special surprise guest!

***Tickets here:

Lattice House Pink Pledge Sip and Stroll in Southport Village Oct.19th

Lattice House is proud to participate in the Pink Pledge Sip and Stroll
in Southport Center on Thursday, October 19th.

Stop by Lattice House between 3pm and 7pm. 

Enjoy a Sip and Shop for something Amazing. 
20% of all sales will be donated to support the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.

Lattice House
411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village


Sasco Beach on Wednesday evening

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Sasco Beach on Wednesday evening.
Photo: Eric Sundman

Main Street and Harbor Road 1896

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Hall Block & Jennings Building, Main Street & Harbor Road
Southport, Connecticut

Photographer: Edward, Clinton or Eugene Hall. Note found with glass plate negative: "The 'Center' showing the new brick tenement, the Town post [sign post], Woodward's tin shop, Wood's, Post office & meat market." At the top of the plate is printd "View Hall block and... [unreadable] Nov 20, 96 c 10 AM. Clo Cl ix No 3." ["Clo Cl" etc a record of exposure time, plate number?] On left is the Hall block built after 1894 fire. The two top floors were the "tenement" portion; first floor was given over to stores. Across Main St, on the right is #251 Main, owned by Nehemiah Jennings. The top stories are the old Miah Perry house; the first floor was added (put underneath the house) in the 1870's. On the right was the post office and to the rear of it, Miah Jennings meat market. On the left was John Wood's dry goods store. To the left of this building was the Nichols store building, then occupied by M V Woodward, a plumber.
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1896?
Format: Photograph

Wakeman B. Meeker House built 1850-1855

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Wakeman B. Meeker House
Southport, Connecticut
Wakeman B. Meeker, Sr. was a prosperous shipping merchant in Southport during the nineteenth century. In 1832 he acquired the old Bulkley residence, 824 Harbor Road, the plot of land upon which the Meeker house now stands and which is directly north of the Bulkley house, and property fronting the harbor. The Meeker family lived in the colonial frame Bulkley house, and together with Simon Sherwood, Wakeman Meeker built a wharf and three warehouses across from his residence. The mercantile shipping firm of Meeker & Sherwood was organized in the 1830s. They owned three schooners and seven sloops, used for freight and passenger service. The firm dissolved at mid-century and was reorganized as W.B. Meeker & Son's.
Wakeman B, Meeker, Sr. died in December 1862 at the age of seventy-four. His son carried on the business until his own death in March 1915 at the age of eighty-six.

Monday, October 16, 2017

JOHN DACRUZ at Horseshoe Cafe Monday Oct.16th

At the Shoe Mon 10/16 - John Dacruz & Friends @ 8:30PM followed by Acoustic Open Mic. Join Us!

SSS Typhoon on the rails at Ye Yacht Yard in 1937

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SSS Typhoon on the rails Ye Yacht Yard 1937.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Ratner.

Robinson Cottage in Southport Village

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Robinson Cottage
Southport, Connecticut

Description: The house was built c 1795 by John Robinson Jr. In 1929 the property was purchased by the Sasquanaug Association for Village Improvement and was restored as a memorial to the founding of the association in 1887. The house (a private residence) and grounds are maintained by the Sasquanaug Association.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Format: Photograph

Friday, October 13, 2017

20th Annual Pequot Library Art Show Preview Party Fundraiser Oct.14th

Preview Party Fundraiser: Art Show

At Pequot Library
Saturday, October 14, 2017,  6:00 - 9:00 pm
Be the first to view and buy art! Full bar, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction! Purchase tickets now.

Tide Mill in the early 1900's

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Southport Tide Mill
Southport, Connecticut

Description: Photographer: Wells Curtis. "Tide Mill. Taken by Wells Curtis." Photo from Ann Curtis Carstensen. 
This was an operating mill until 1918. (See Packet Oct 1987, Vol 1 #4, article on Southport Tide Mill.) 
The building in the center background is #48 Harbor Road.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Early 1900's?
Format: Photograph

Thursday, October 12, 2017

TODAY: Sip & Shop at J.McLaughlin in Southport benefits Pequot Library Oct.12th

Sip & Shop the Fall Collection Thursday Oct.12th 3-6pm at in 15% of sales will benefit

TONIGHT at the Horseshoe Cafe: Women in Need 10th Anniversary Benefit Event!

TONIGHT 10/12 we will be joined by several of our open-mic friends for a special music performance (Christine Cook, Dale Allen, Ray Simonelli, Dave Rauh, Jim Magrath and Cliff Kreuter) for a Benefit Event 7:30-9:30PM. 
Women in Need is a non-profit organization established to help friends and neighbors in the Fairfield Community who are experiencing difficult financial circumstances.
In the past 10 years the group has helped over 30 area women, and have raised over $60K with their "jar in a bar". 

Every penny collected is donated directly to women in need.

Please join us to celebrate 10 years of our community coming together to support each other. Bring your friends- all are welcome!




FLASHBACK: 2010 Pequot Library Halloween Pet Parade

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Women in Need 10th Anniversary BENEFIT EVENT at Horseshoe Cafe Southport Village

Horseshoe Cafe - Southport Village

Austin Perry House in 1906

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Harbor Road Austin Perry House
Southport, Connecticut

Description: B/w postcard. This house was built in the 1830's for Austin Perry, a son of Walter Perry who owned all the land where today stand #712, #750 and #780 Harbor Rd. Walter gave three of his sons, Austin, Oliver H and Gurdon, land on which they built their houses. Charles C Perry was the son of Austin Perry. Originally this house did not have the imposing portico; it was added later.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: Photograph

Vintage postcard Southport Harbor late 1940's

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Possibly the schooner BRILLIANT in the center of the image in the far distance on a mooring.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Kurt & Helen Band at Horseshoe Cafe Oct.9th

Coming to the Horseshoe Cafe this Monday night 10/9

The Kurt & Helen Band
Stop by to see K&H and company in the 8:30PM Feature Spot followed by Acoustic Open-Mic! 
Join us! Good times for all! All players welcome to stop by and grab a performance slot. Sign up 7:30PM Sharp!


Southport Fire Department In 1899

Fire House, Station Street
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Clinton Hall. Two notes were found with the glass plate negative: #1: "The original Southport Fire House. Situated on Railroad Place [Station St] in a building belonging to F. E. Northrop." #2: "This plate is given to the Pequot Library with the understanding that the Fire Dept has access to it and may take prints from it." The Southport Fire Department was formed in 1895 and started to use this building in 1896. In the fall of 1896 the NY NH & H Railroad donated a locomotive tire iron for use as a fire alarm. This is visible on the rooftop; the iron was struck with a heavy hammer. According to Southport Chronicle of 20 July 1899, "Clinton Hall took pictures of the Southport Fire Department truck house Monday morning." From Fairfield Record 24 March 1898 in re the signs on the engine house of the Southport Fire Dept: "The letters were sawed out of pine by Thomas Kelley & stand out an inch from the board to which they are nailed. Gold leaf was put on the letters by Rufus P. Sherwood. Two smaller signs, 'Steamer' and 'Hook & Ladder' have been placed over the doors. These also were sawed out and gold leafed." The building to the right is the Northrop Bros. headquarters, builders.
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: July 1899
Format: Photograph

Pequot Avenue circa 1910's

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Vintage postally used postcard showing Pequot Avenue at Westway.
Circa 1910.

Bathing in Southport Harbor early 1900's

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Bathing, Southport Harbor  Southport, Connecticut
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: early 1900's?
Format: photograph

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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 60 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 Nicholas Fingelly'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.”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Southport Market Boats in Southport Harbor circa 1905

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Southport Market Boats circa 1905
Southport, Connecticut

Description: B/w post card, "26C20, Luin B Switzer, Publisher." Printed on the front of the card sent to "Mrs H T Bulkley, Southport": "The Last of the Market Fleet, Southport, Conn." Written on the front: "Comps of L.B.S." The card is postmarked 24 Nov 1905. Luin B Switzer ran the Southport drugstore from 1895 to about 1940. The drugstore is still called "Switzer's." In the Weekly Times of 11 Aug 1905, Switzer advertised "Southport Souvenir post cards at Southport Pharmacy. 2 for 5 cents." This may be one of the souvenir cards advertised. In the picture the schooner on the left is the one identified by Charlotte Lacey in her Historical Story of Southport (page 45) as the "Mary Elizabeth" a market boat owned by the firm of Chas Jennings & Son. The schooner on the right may 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 sold in 1905 and taken to Long Island.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Circa 1905
Format: Photograph

Howard Burr and the boys at Ye Yacht Yard

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Howard Burr and the boys at Ye Yacht Yard.
Berray Photography West Redding CT
Date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Monday, October 2, 2017

ABSTRACT WOMEN coming to Southport Galleries Oct.20th

Save the date!

Friday, October 20th - November 19thAbstract Women
Katherine Evans, Katy Ferrarone, Ellen Hermanos, Beth Munro, 
Kim Romero, Helen Werngren

6 independent expressions in color, texture and composition.