SoundBeacher and I met up in Ridgefield, Connecticut yesterday to work on a joint project of that town’s amazing antique homes. We were treated to a private tour of Historic Main Street by a fantastic volunteer of the Keeler Tavern Museum and even though I go to or through Ridgefield on occasion, there was so much I didn’t know… but learned yesterday. Our guide thanked us for not having our eyes gloss over! We said we could have heard ten times more. That’s the true definition of a mutual admiration society.
The photos represent both our efforts, SoundBeacher the majority seen below. Amazing eye, SoundBeacher, amazing.
There will be more Ridgefield posts. What I’ll likely do is run the Cuba posts, then the Ridgefield ones. Mr. EOS and I are knee-deep in South American departure details so these posts couldn’t come at a better time for me since I got nothing, nada, zippo. Even Dawg has nothing to report!
These stones are stacked to make a carriage step by the entrance to the Keeler Tavern. Making it easier for the guests to alight from the horse drawn carriage. The one time owner of the Inn was a principle in a carriage factory which was located nearby. His business came from as far away as New Orleans.
On April 27, 1777, after the Battle of Ridgefield during the Revolutionary War, the Tavern was fired on by British troops proceeding south on Main Street. Timothy Keeler, a patriot, was making musket balls in the basement. One British cannonball was imbedded in a corner post where it remains today.