41 Old Road

Robin Kallman-Hoving and her family are honoring Westport’s heritage by displaying a Westport Historical Society plaque identifying their home at 41 Old Road as the Backiel House, built in 1910 by John S. Backiel. The Kallman-Hoving family purchased the house in 2006 and received a Westport Historic District Commission Preservation Award in 2009.  “In a neighborhood that has seen a number of demolitions of older homes, the Backiel House now serves as an example of how an older house can regain its charm by returning the architecture to its beginnings,” the commission said in its commendation.  Bob Weingarten for WestportNow.com