Daniel Lucius Adams, M.D. was the 1st President of the Ridgefield Savings Bank which opened in 1871 in the Bailey & Gage store at the Old Hundred (which is now the Aldrich Museum).
In 2004, the Ridgefield Savings Bank and Fairfield County Savings Bank, merged as the Fairfield County Savings Bank.
It had been reported that Adams’ portrait now hangs in the Ridgefield Saving Bank Main Branch’s lobby. On a recent visit to Ridgefield, I decided to drop in and take a look. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate the portrait and I must have looked lost or suspicious, as the staff asked if I needed assistance. After explaining my quest, I was told that indeed the portrait was there; however, it was not in the lobby but, rather, downstairs in the basement.
My guide proceeded to unlock the door to the stairwell and escorted me downstairs to where the portraits of the bank presidents were hung, headed up by none other than the well-known portrait of the banks’ 1st President, our Doc Adams.
Although the lighting wasn’t great, I was able to get the following photos that I share here. My guide also graciously took a photo of me that’s not part of the Where’s Doc collection.