Photo Archive

Keep an eye on this page. Please bear with us as we continue to update this site with our newly digitized photo collection. This archive page will mainly feature photos that don’t fall into any particular category. For vintage photos of our notable neighbors, historic homes, churches, schools, agriculture, the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company & the historic Sport Hill Races of the early twentieth century, please click on those links below our main heading on our home page. Eventually, we hope to have as many as 500 photos online and viewable to all.

Easton HSE M 87 c. 1930 Firehouse

Late 1920’s – early 1930’s. Single bay fire department.

Easton HSE M86 Fire Dept Picnic c.1931

Early 1930’s Volunteer Fire Department Picnic

Esaton HSE M81 1932 Grange Groundbreaking crowd

1932 Crowd during the groundbreaking for the new Grange

Easton HSE M80 1932 Groundbreaking Grange

After a devastating 1929 fire that destroyed the Grange Hall, a new building was started in 1932. George B. Beers, the first Master of the Grange turns the first shovel of dirt.

Easton HSE M79 Past Masters of Grange 1932

Past Masters of the Grange in 1932. We have the names too!

Easton HSE M78 1932 Officers of the Grange

1932 Grange officers and officials w/list of names!

Easton HSE M76 1915 Grange Dedication

June 9, 1915. Dedication of new Grange Hall. Staples Academy seen in background. The Grange sat on Center Road just west of the Congregational Church

 

 

Easton HSE M73 Charter Grange members 1932

Surviving charter members of the Grange in 1932.

Easton HSE M42 Helen Keller named Arcan Ridge after this farm in Scotland 1932

Helen Keller fell in love with the Arcan farm in Scotland and named her Easton residence after this cottage

Easton HSE M51 1941 Arcan Ridge

The original Arcan Ridge house in 1941. It would be lost to fire in 1946.

 

 

Easton HSE M23 May 30, 1937 Bluebird baseball team

May 30, 1937. The Bluebird baseball team…and yes, we have the names too!

Easton HSE M21 Toy Factory c.1935

Gustav Pfeiffer built the little replica mill that we all refer to as the “Toy Factory” sometime around 1935. Note the long gone water wheel. It was only for show, but it did turn when the water was allowed to flow over it.

Easton HSE M9 Ruman's store

Ruman Brother’s Store on the corner of Center & Westport Road. C.1917.

 

Easton HSE M11 Bill Injun Wm Gregory c1895

Bill Gregory went by the name Bill Injun. Whether he was actually of Native American heritage may never be known, but the old-timers in the middle of the last century liked to tell the story of the old Indian who did odd jobs and lived in a shack near the corner of Sport Hill & Rock House Roads. c. 1895 photo.

Easton HSE M5 Easton Boy Scouts in Lordship Bluff (2)

1925 Easton Troop 42 at Lordship Bluffs in Stratford w/Scoutmaster Dr. Howard Warren, pastor of the Jesse Lee Methodist Church

Easton HSE M17 1925 Boy Scouts camping Stratford

1925 Easton Boy Scouts camping at Lordship Bluffs.

Easton HSE M18 1925 Easton troop 66 in Stratford

Scoutmaster Warren with Boy Scouts in 1925

Easton HSE M19 Boy Scouts in 1925 at Lordship Bluffs

Troop 42 was sponsored by the Jesse Lee Methodist Church until 1930

Easton HSE M16 Easton Forrest Rangers 1933

1933. Easton Forest Rangers at the University of Connecticut. L to R: Jay Sherwood Edwards, John King, Sterling Gillette, Ed Johnson, Albert Wilkes & Fred O’Hara.

Easton HSE M4 1925 Boy scouts in Lordship (2)

1925. Easton Boy Scouts at Lordship Bluffs campout in Stratford. When it was perfectly safe to transport children in the back of an open truck!

Easton HSE M3 Adams School c1905

c.1095. The Adams schoolhouse in its original setting. Looking east from Sport Hill Road, Adams Road at the right.

Easton HSE M2 Union Cemetery c.1920

C.1920’s. Union Cemetery looking north on Sport Hill Road.

Easton HSE M1 Bus

1930’s. Easton Coach Service bus in front of Halzack’s. Note the old blacksmith shop still standing in the rear of the building.

Easton HSE Morehouse Highway looking S (2)

Morehouse Highway looking south from Center Road. c.1908

Easton HSE Sport Hill at Mill River S Lacy's Plattsville

Sport Hill Road looking south at the Mill River Bridge. C. 1900.

Easton HSE Lacy's Sport Hill at Mill River 1905

Sport Hill Road looking north at the Mill River Bridge. C.1910

 

Easton 1947 firehouse

1947. A second bay had been added to house additional equipment. The boys bought something called a televsion set around that time and membership suddenly swelled.

Easton HSE 1935 bus center & morehouse

Easton Coach Service. Photo taken on Center Road at the intersection of Morehouse looking south. After 1934 – the bus is a 1934 Studebaker

Easton HSE 1940s Fireman Carnival Booth (2)

1940 booth at the Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

Easton HSE 1940s Fireman Carnival Booth

1940 Booth at the Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

Easton HSE 1940 Volunteer Fireman Carnival

The tents on the green ready for the Carnival in 1940

Easton HSE 1947 Fireman carnival Donkey baseball

1947 Donkey Baseball players. Fun at the Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival!

Easton Store (2)

Halzack’s store and filling station on Sport Hill Road in the 1930’s

Easton Dahonos Aug 1949 life illustration

Artist Stevan Dohanos used many local landmarks in his works, this one of the Congregational Church is from an August 1949 illustration in Life Magazine.

Fairfield Merritt at Easton Turnpike Sport Hill Rd

1938 the construction of the Merritt Parkway in the Plattsville section of town.

 

Easton HSE S89 1942 CR&L Bus

1942. The Connecticut Railway & Lighting Company (CRL) regularly ran buses to Easton that provided transportation to Bridgeport.

 

The Bluebird Garage was used in the filming of the 2007 movie Reservation Road starring Juoquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino, Elle Fanning et al.

Easton HSE M22 Old Blue Bird.jpeg

Likely taken in the late 1920’s to early 1930’s given the signage. Signs atop the building in the later 1930’s sported bluebirds on either side of the name.

 

Other Bluebird

The Date of this postcard/picture is not known.  This second or counterfeit Bluebird sat about in the middle of what is now the little league field parking lot at Aspetuck Park.

Bluebird Inn Late 1940’s

The Bluebird Inn – late 1940’s

The Bluebird Garage – 1960

The Bluebird Inn and Garage – photo taken between 1934 and 1937.

House at Redding Road and Black Rock Road, now Aspetuck Park c. 1920

Greiser’s Store 1926 – left to right – Mr. Weichert, visitor from New Jersey, the father of the Weichert who started Weichert Realty, Richard A Greiser, Arthur Greiser

 

5 replies

  1. I remember the Bluebird Inn well. In the early 1950’s, my sister and I walked from my grandfather’s farm on Burr Street to the Bluebird to buy ice cream cones. I was about six years old and we were on a grand adventure.

    Ray Nichols

  2. Thanks for the great flashback. My first job in approximately 1975 was at the Blue Bird. It was a hot dog stand at the time owned by Bob Kern, the husband of teacher Midge Clark. My classmate, Cindy Spencer, also worked with me making milk shakes and selling hot dogs. Since I lived on Mile Common Road I could just walk to work and then hang out at the Mud Hole with the gang afterwards.

  3. The Blue Bird! In the late ’60’s, my brother and I played Little League across the street. Win or lose, ten or fifteen cents was the prize to be spent at the Bluebird!

  4. In the 1930’s, on family trips from Danbury to Fairfield Beach, we always stopped at the Bluebird for little cups of ice cream. The interior of the lids had pictures of famous people. It was joy to open the cup for both the photo in the lid an the ice cream. I think that one cup cost ten cents. Then in the 1960’s our sons played Little League in Toth Park. Will always remember Hank Kowaleski who was a great umpire and an even better man.

  5. My mom and I loved the black raspberry shakes – most likely made by Donna or Cindy (above), because that’s about the time I was playing Little League at (what is no longer called) Toth Park. I never went to Greiser’s growing up, but when I was editor of The Easton Courier in ’89-’90, I went there a lot. Good place to get coffee and talk with the regulars. Miss the Bluebird and Greiser’s A LOT.

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