Eileen has brought her Black Rock Gallery east of the Pequonnock, and now it is fitting that we explore the city’s East Side.
The East Side is gritty and hardscrabble and its footprint is little changed from its industrial-era hay day.
Charles Brilvitch and Mary Witkowski, Bridgeport’s two most celebrated historians, will discuss the history of the East Side, and the old Armstrong factory, now 305 Knowlton, which is where Ms. Walsh’s 305K Gallery and several artist lofts are housed. This free discussion will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 at the 305K Gallery.
Ms. Witkowski runs the Bridgeport History Center, blogs as the Curious Historian, and contributes to the Bridgeport News as the city’s official historian. Mr. Brilvitch is a past city historian and a noted expert in the architectural history of the city of Bridgeport. He has lead many walking tours from Black Rock to the East Side and could make your head explode with his depth of knowledge.