What is Happening in this Photo?

A peek into the archives of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

If you think you know the answer or have a special memory related to the photo, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next Monday, along with a new historical photo. The image has been provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. For more information on the museum's collection and programs, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.

Last week's question was "What Occupies this Space Today?" and Rick Liftig's early morning reply was absolutely correct. The space formerly occupied by Camelot is now the site of Shish Lounge.

Liftig added his own extra credit question, challenging readers to name the other restaurants that have occupied this location. He named Zodiac and Metropol, and Danielle Herbert added Poncho McGee's and Asiago. Does anyone know of others?

According to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, "When this photograph was taken in 1966, A restaurant named Camelot was located there. Since then a variety of businesses have been located in this Farmington Avenue building. The Shish Ultra Lounge is open for business there now."

king of we ha May 21, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Freedom ain't free. God bless America.
Frerderick Brown May 21, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I'm guessing mid 50s because of the saddle shoes and "bobby" socks on the girl to the right. It's before my time in WH, but I grew up in the 50s.
Rick Liftig May 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM
I'm going to guess Memorial Day 1948.
Elizabeth G. Basil May 21, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Re: what was there on Farmington Ave. which is now occupied by The Shish Lounge: In the beginning, it was opened as a Night Club, with fine dining and dancing. The year was circa 1948 , and it was called The Manga Reva. It was outstanding, and the spot where my beau and later husband went on our first date......
jaime seltzer May 21, 2012 at 05:30 PM
fiorello's--was a wonderful italian restaurant


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