Monday was Labor Day, and this West Hartford history column has been delayed one day from it regular schedule.
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 Street Is This?" and it featured a snowy downtown scene. There was only one guess, and we hope that the limited response was either due to everyone enjoying the last week of summer vacation, or a protest against seeing such a wintry image before Labor Day.
Thankfully, the lone commenter, Jeff Murray, was absolutely right with his guess. "Seeing as this was the first real 'historical' picture of West Hartford I was really exposed to, I feel I just have to comment. It's Farmington Avenue in the 1890s, looking west just off of the intersection of South Main and Farmington Ave. One of the buildings on the right would eventually become the Central," Murray wrote.
His answer was even more detailed than that provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society which is: "This is an early view of Farmington Avenue looking west towards the intersection of Main Street."