On the Market: Antique colonial neighbors the Minute Man statue

WESTPORT - The intersection of Compo Road South and Compo Beach Road in Westport cradles an important symbol of American democracy: the Minute Man statue that was unveiled on June 17, 1910.

Every day, the owners of the antique colonial house at 1 Compo Beach Road, can take in the view of that historic monument, which commemorates "the heroism of the Patriots who defended their country when the British invaded this State on April 25, 1777," according to the wording on a plaque that rests at the feet of the statue. Twenty local men died in that Battle of Compo Hill defending their young nation.