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Catalog Number 1997.000.0201
Collection Ridgefield Press Old Ridgefield
Object Name clippings
Scope & Content Ridgefield Press Old Ridgefield photos & columns for the year 1997

(no Old Ridgefield columns for missing dates)

1/9 -- Bailey Avenue school (also called Center or Garden school) students in 1914
1/16 -- the Donnelly Shopping Plaza on Governor Street in 1957, not long after it opened
1/23 -- Col. Knox's Downsbury Manor on Florida Hill Road, no date given; Mark Train was purportedly a regular visitor
1/30 -- the current police headquarters as seen in a Marie Kendall photo from about 1900, while still a private residence
2/6 -- Bill (coach) Allen and Victor Gilbert with winners of the Kiwanis fishing derby, on Victor Gilbert's radio broadcast from Stonehenge
2/13 -- the Sagebrush Serenaders, 1941
2/20 -- the Tulipani brothers orchestra, circa 1936-38
2/27 -- Ridgefield Savings Bank directors and corporators, 1975
3/6 -- house on Silver Spring Road, possibly the Bennett's, probably pre-1890
(***note -- the dates below are as provided in the Press)
3/13 -- July, 1950, tornado damage at the Community Center
3/20 -- August, 1950, tornado damage on Governor Street
3/27 -- view north on Main Street from about in front of the Union Trust building
4/4 -- Main Street south from about the location of the GAP, snowstorm, Easter 1915. Same picture is at 3/1/84, 4/4/85, 4/11/96, 4/3/97, and 2/18/99.
4/17 -- junior high school staff members, Cecile Jablow, Darla Shaw, Joe Leheny, and Ed Brolin, 1979
4/24 -- Hartmann photo of an unidentified fireplace, probably in a pre-1750 residence
5/1 -- fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teachers in 1936: Elizabeth and Mary Regan, Linda Davies, Elizabeth Boland, and Isabel O'Shea
5/8 -- original interior of the library, 1903
5/15 -- Arthur & Lisa Eilenstein, Robert Wolforth and mother Clara, posed on the porch of the Eilenstein residence. The Eilenstein house was opposite the entrance to the Manor Estates on West Lane, and later belonged to Dr. O'Toole and his wife. (The caption on the photo is wrong -- an attached article provides the correct information.) Same picture is at 1/7/82, 10/11/84, and 5/15/97; a different view is at 1/7/82.
5/22 -- Memorial Day parade 1942, with Anne Richardson among the marchers
5/29 -- Gustafson cartoon showing First Selectman Leo Carroll delivering milk while selectman, and dairyman, Dick Venus is in Washington for Kennedy's inauguration
6/5 & 6/12 -- 1944 kindergarten class at the Garden (or Center) School on Bailey Avenue; IDs missing from the first printing were provided for the second
6/19 -- Ann RIchardson with Vivian Commons and Ed Rylander at a Boys Club awards ceremony 1962
6/26 -- recycling at the town garage in 1972
7/2 -- map of lots probably on Elmwood Road, possibly drawn by the Rev. Hauley, who was the town clerk in the early 1700s
7/10 -- three photos of Paul Morganti, one with Senator Lowell Weicker
7/17 -- the Oreneca House hotel on Main Street, once located just north of the original Odd Fellows Hall; a small part of the building is now an apartment house on the corner of Abbott Ave. and High Ridge
7/24 -- funeral services for H. B. Bissell, with girl and boy scouts Winifred Leary and Stewart Schofield, Jr., in attendance, 1930
7/31 -- Homewood on West Lane, the home of George Haven; Mr. Haven with his son George J.
8/7 -- noted Czech composer Bohoslav Martinu, who reportedly spent time in Ridgefield during WWII; also pictured is one of the residences he lived in, but the location is uncertain
8/14 -- Ridgefield train station, with passenger platforms added, in about 1908; many horse and buggy teams are present to meet the train
8/21 -- meeting with the governor, March, 1949 -- Karl Nash, Alice V. Rowland, Gov. Chester Bowles, Francis Bassett, Harry Hull
9/4 -- 1893 view of the Biglow/Ballard estate, on the current site of Ballard Park
9/11 -- Alice V. Rowland with granddaughter Angela Brown, 1951
9/18 -- aerial view of the "old" high school in the 40s, including the WWII airplane spotter's post
9/25 -- the Ridgefield train station as seen from the top of the Prospect Street hill, ca. 1905
10/2 -- postcard views of the Stebbins house; Coach Jim Muraski receiving an award from a sports official, with Principal Hal Healy looking on
10/9 -- "The Peanut Woman" who went door to door selling peanuts in the Branchville/Georgetown area, 1930
10/16 -- the Ridgefield Playhouse on Prospect Street in 1940 when almost new
10/23 -- Lillian Moorehead with "Miss Lillian" Carter, democratic presidential campaign of 1976 (well-known police officer Tom Dyer in the background)
10/30 -- [no picture]
11/6 -- the Stonecrest mansion, off North Street, ca. 1920 (same picture is at 9/18/96)
11/13 -- three postcard views of Stonehenge, 1920-1960
11/20 -- two views of Main Street at the fountain, ca. 1920
11/25 -- Main Street opposite the fountain, looking south, ca. 1920
12/11 -- Bill (William I.) Allen with one of his war surplus DUKW amphibious vehicles at Ed Woodcock's service station on Bailey Ave, 1950s
12/18 -- fire department Christmas toy clinic in the 1930s, William F. Sturges and Arthur Dingee at work
12/23 -- snowstorm in the 1950s, with town crew superintendent Curtis Leighton, crewmen Silvestro Lavatori and Walter Paris, and road grader Molly clearing snow, probably on St. John's Road

Title Old Ridgefield photos & columns for the year 1997
Caption October 9. 1997
Accession number 1997.000
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
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