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I went back to Stamford and its environs this past weekend for a family wedding. (Here’s wishing many years of happiness to Frank and Donna.)

I didn’t quite have as much free time as I thought I might, and didn’t get the chance to visit the parts of Stamford I remembered.

My dad got in a couple days before I did, though, and took his camera around town. I’m going to shamelessly steal his pictures and those of my grandfather for a quick comparison.

1107 Hope Street, July 1966. (I'm guessing July 'cause the flag is out.)

August 2011. My dad guesstimates that the mock-Tudor condo at the right is closest to the footprint of 1107 Hope. The entire complex, with something like 14 condos in all, now has the mailing address of 1111 Hope Street.

Readers who remember my earliest blog posts (all three of you) might also be interested to know that the neighborhood second-run movie theater mentioned in this post and shown in this photo is still open for business.

In my grandfather's photo, this theater is showing "The Night They Raided Minsky's," with Jason Robards. In my dad's, it's showing "Horrible Bosses," with Jason Bateman. Draw your own conclusions about the progress of American cinema.

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