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Can You Identify the Make of this Car?

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 "When and Where Did this Store Open?" The image was clearly of Lord & Taylor, as evidenced by the characteristic logo on the building, and a number of people recalled the store being in Bishop's Corner.

"Bishops Corner where Marshalls is now. It opened before 1960 because I remember getting my clothes there when I was a kid. There was a great restaurant on the back called The Bird Cage. I felt pretty special going there with my aunt on a Saturday afternoon," commented Lisa Petersen.

Mary Jane Spencer, Cathy Sullivan, and Dianne Rechel also had fond memories of eating at the Bird Cage Restaurant in the store. Dianne said she still has a sweater she bought at the store for $2.90! Lisa Lenkiewicz remembered getting her bat mitzvah dress at Lord & Taylor in 1970, and Cathy Sullivan remembered going there to visit Santa Claus.

David Brandwein thought that Lord & Taylor opened in Bishops Corner in February 1953. You were pretty close, David. According to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, "After a lengthy zoning struggle that was heard by the State Supreme Court, the Lord & Taylor department store was built in Bishops Corner. On opening day in April 1954, 35,000 people visited the store."

Rick Liftig March 05, 2012 at 01:49 PM
RN > According to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, "After a lengthy zoning struggle that was heard by the State Supreme Court, the Lord & Taylor department store was built in Bishops Corner.< West Hartford certainly likes its zoning battles!
Jennifer S. March 05, 2012 at 02:37 PM
My best guess would be a Pope.
Ray Charpentier March 05, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Packard
Scot Donald March 05, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I believe it is a PopeHartford
David Gillon March 06, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Just to be different, I will not say Pope or Columbia. My guess is Winton, which truly is an obscure car company.

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