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Catalog Number 1999.000.0201
Collection Ridgefield Press Old Ridgefield
Object Name clippings
Scope & Content Ridgefield Press Old Ridgefield photos & columns for the year 1999

(no Old Ridgefield columns for missing dates)

1/7 -- postcard painting of the St. Stephen's Church building which preceded the present structure
1/14 -- the "Sportsmen's Inn" which existed somewhere in town, but no information about it, including the location, is known
1/28 -- Children's Parade and Pageant, 250th Anniversary in 1958
2/4 -- dairy herd grazing at Walnut Grove Farm in the Farmingville District; now the development of the same name
2/11 -- Gray Court College, which briefly occupied the Lewis Estate on West Lane (1940s)
2/18 -- 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, and 4/4/97.
2/25 -- George Washington Gilbert, "the hermit of Ridgefield", n. d.
3/4 -- town hall wall sitters, 1952 -- Duncan Smith (a Press columnist), Dr. John J. Keirnan, Wiliam E. Sullivan, Henry Mead
3/11 -- map of a 1950 proposed bypass road, starting at Sunset Lane/Grove Street and connecting with Prospect Ridge at Prospect Street
3/18 -- Tom Shaughnessy, WWI veteran and longtime tree surgeon, shown at his ham radio
3/25 -- picture taken in a do-it-yourself photo booth (once quite popular); two unidentified women ca. 20s-30s
4/1 -- ten women in period hats (1910-on): Edna Schoyer, Mrs. Albert H. Storer, Marjorie Wiggin, Marguerite Doubleday, Charlotte Wakeman, Marie Kilcoyne (three unknown)
4/8 -- cast of the 1914 high school play, "China Boy"
4/15 -- (crowded) Great Pond bathing beach (Martin Park), ca. 1970
4/22 -- unidentified scene, ca. 1910, picture taken by Frank Baxter of Tackora Trail
4/29 -- gates of Lewis' "Upaganstit", West Lane, ca. 1915
5/6 -- George G. Haven, owner of Homewood on West Lane, with horse and buggy, n. d.
5/13 -- view of West Lane looking west from the end of HIgh Ridge, ca. 1900
5/20 -- West Lane (Peter Parley/Little Red) Schoolhouse, with horse and buggy passing, ca. 1910
5/27 -- Abe Morelli, Jr., among many others, in colonial dress for the 250th anniversary, 1958
6/3 -- Col. Conley's Outpost Farm on Bennett's Farm Road, which later became the Outpost Inn, operated by John Yervant, and still later was owned by IBM; much background on Outpost Nurseries is provided
6/10 -- Branchville Station, viewed from the southeast, ca. 1910
6/17 -- auto from the 1914 parade held in honor of the laying of the cornerstone for the Benjamin Franklin grammar school
6/24 -- original Methodist Church as seen from Catoonah Street, ca. 1905-10
7/1 -- Francis Martin on the porch of the building which served as the original town library, then the water company headquarters, and at the time of the photo (1963) had been moved to Martin's Great Pond beach to serve as the office (other photos are at 5/25/94, 6/1/00, and 4/19 & 5/31/01)
7/8 -- Masonic Hall early in the 20th century
7/15 -- two views of the Outpost Inn in the 40s; the inn was located on the site of the present Fox Hill condominiums on Danbury Road
7/22 -- Sister Anne Moore, mother superior at the Congregation of Notre Dame on West Mountain (former Lynch estate), ca. 1970 when a Catholic high school for girls had been establish there
7/29 -- Richard E. (Richie) Venus, Jr., with his Dot's Hots hot dog wagon in 1972; the truck visited many of the town's businesses, recreation areas, and bathing beaches on summer weekends, as well as serving holiday parades
8/5 -- Ridgefield resident and "Longest Day" author Cornelius Ryan pictured with daryl Zanuck at St.-Mere-Eglise in France during filming of the motion picture
8/12 -- East Ridge Junior High School staffers Elliott Landon, Lauren Soloff, and Ed Brolin, 1979
8/19 -- familiar view of East Ridge from the current site of the former Grovelawn on Governor Street
8/26 -- the Benjamin Franklin Grammar School when new, in 1915; two views
9/2 -- the Flat Rock Schoolhouse and student body, probably around 1900; the school was located on Wilton Road West, just south of Woodchuck Lane
9/9 -- Benjamin Franklin Grammer School kindergarten class, 1916
9/16 -- two photos of Dave Johnson in his Soap Box Derby racer, probably in the 1950s; one at the KEB station on Danbury Road, and the other at Pambianchi's Central Garage on Bailey Ave.
9/23 -- Dave Johnson receiving the Ladies'-Caddies Tournament Trophy, 1954; golf course not named, but must have been Silver Spring
9/30 -- six "stars" of the Class of '49: Renzo Falcinelli, Barbara Peterson (Tulipani), Fabio ("Fibber") Biagiotti, Douglas Main, Irene Baxter (Scala) and Carl Scala
10/7 -- Ridgefield Archives Committee putting together the Ridgefield "Images of America" book: Jeanne Timpanelli, Pat Stevens, Dick Venus, Helen Lewis, Elise Haas, Anne Quackenbush, Kay Ables, Walter Voight, Nancy Boersma
10/14 -- [no picture]
10/21 -- Francis Martin with Nina Coogan on his tractor, plowing Lake Mamanasco to clear it for his skating parties, February, 1956
10/28 -- Pat Crehan and Herb Camp, with Karl Nash in the background, Probate Judge campaign in 1968
11/4 -- Senator Lowell Weicker with Sylvia Latanzi, 1975; same picture is at 10/13/75
11/11 -- [no picture]
11/18 -- Limestone Schoolhouse, with student body and teacher, ca. 1912; the building still stands, between Limestone Road and Limestone Service Station
11/24 -- Hartmann photo of an unidentified family gathering, ca. 1910
12/2 -- the 1961 Ridgefield Teachers Association benefit play, "Caveman to Capsuleman", with players Chad Crouchley, Harold Healey, Eleanor Burdick, Hilda Jay, and Carol Brady
12/9 -- Ralph J. (Jack) Herr of the Kiwanis Club presenting a check to Boys Club treasurer J. Mortimer (Woody) Woodcock, with Matt Rich in the background
12/16 -- the RHS Class of 1960, in caps and gowns, all identified
12/23 -- Fred Jones, a "rock hound" who, among other things, ran Fred's Gem Den, which dealt in polished minerals and precious stones
Title Old Ridgefield photos & columns for the year 1999
Caption September 2, 1999
Accession number 1999.000
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
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