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Monday, June 29, 2009

Honoring Our Heritage: 16 Bridge St. Image
Carey and Doug Weber are honoring Westport’s heritage by displaying a Westport Historical Society plaque identifying their 16 Bridge St. home as the Frederick Hotchkiss house which was built in 1877. This Italianate house was built by Hotchkiss on land he purchased from Isaac Allen. The Webers purchased the house in 1994 after moving here from New York City. “We both love the look, feel and history of old houses,” said the Webers. “By enjoying what has remained of the past, we are better able to appreciate the dynamics possibilities of the present.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Weingarten for


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I’ve been in the Webers’ home and it has been lovingly restored inside as well as out.  Westporters are grateful that we have this home to look at as we drive over the Riverside Bridge (correct name?) and head east towards Compo Road.  A beautiful reminder of our past history.

Posted by Longtime Westporter on June 29, 2009 at 02:17 PM | #

The former Bridge Street Bridge was rededicated as the, “William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge,” on Oct 7, 2007.

Posted by werner liepolt on June 29, 2009 at 10:27 PM | #

Oh, thanks for nudging this old brain of mine!  I loved Mr. Cribari and wrote to his family when he died, so of course it’s the bridge named after him.  I couldn’t even remember that it used to be ther Bridge Street Bridge!

Posted by Longtime Westporter on June 29, 2009 at 10:56 PM | #

It is the same vintage year as the Brooklyn Bridge…and the Weber’s care for the Hotchkiss house makes the Cribari Bridge neighborhood all the more pleasant.

Posted by werner liepolt on June 29, 2009 at 11:02 PM | #

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