Shown in the exhibit are the houses owned by Wilbur E. Lewis, as well as family photos.
His first house was at 45 Prospect Street. It was still standing in 1967. The photo label says it was a “handsome residence.”
Later, he moved to 28 Crescent Street in Glenbrook next to Glenbrook School. The house was built for him in 1893 by Gus Raymond. A Mr. Rew carved the newel post on the stairway. The house was demolished around 1980 to make room for apartments.
Mr. Lewis (1856-1921) tried his hand at many businesses: As a druggist, he co-owned, with Dr. Francis Rogers, Lewis & Rogers, the “Little Store around the Corner” on Atlantic Street above Park Place, “Drugs, Fancy Goods, and Perfumery.” Later, with Charles Baldy, he started the Lewis & Baldy Acme Bottling Works, which, after he had sold it, he still managed for several years. He was also listed as a “commercial traveler,” went into the real estate business, and was associated with the Clear Phone Co.
Mr. Lewis was active in the affairs of Glenbrook, and he gave Stamford the first toboggan slide, from Strawberry Hill to Bedford Street.
Family photos displayed show Mr. Lewis in his automobiles with and without his family; his daughter Hazel and Beatrice Bromfield; and Frank Trowbridge, Hazel, and son Clarence.