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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1927: JOE'S TIRE SHOP ON THE "OLD" SOUTH WARREN STREET

Today it's known as the "New South Warren Street." A few decades ago, Trenton's historic South Warren Street was eliminated to make room for the many re-development projects in South Trenton. A check of a "BING" map will show that the intersection of what was South Warren and Factory Street is now where the Trenton Freeway approaches the bridge over the Delaware. When I was a young man, South Warren Street was alive with businesses; in my case the location of Tilden Brakes, and the Penn-Jersey auto supply store where I was a regular customer during my "jalopy" years as a teenager.

(Tilden Brakes? There's a name out of the past for all you over 70 visitors! And by the way, you're an old timer if you remember "Lee of Conshohocken!")
Blogger Mike Kuzma said...

Tom: You have now ventured into the extremities of my old neighborhood. In addition to the intersection merging Factory, and South Warren Streets, it was also the beginning of Lamberton Street, an Assumpink St. ran west for a few blocks towards River Road past Bloomsbury St. Sharpless Ice cream was on that corner the other corners included gas stations, which on one was situated "Happy's Diner" and old dining car much like the famous "Ted Forker's" Dining car on Perry St. Joe's Tire's was just beyond the diner. To the north of the Assumpink, was "Earls Bicycle Shop" they ultimately were relocated to No. Warren St. Next to Murphy Funeral Home next to St. Mary's Cathedral. Futher south on Warren below Joe's, was the Public Service Co. Yard that took up most of the block and ran back to Bloomsbury St. where behind it was Industrial Engineering, Trenton Dressed Beef. Further down the 400 block of Warren was Curtis Bowling Alleys, an than the Trenton Lace works, on the corner of Mill street, so named for the Princeton Worsted Mills on Bloomsbury St. Tilden Brakes featured Thermoid Brake linings whose motto on their Factory along the Railroad Main line on Whitehead Road was "Rely on your brakes, instead of your horn" The best to you always Mike Kuzma
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thanks Mike! once again your historic insight and memory of Trenton's golden years lend a nice informative addition to the history of our area.
Tom Glover

2 comments:

Mike Kuzma said...

Tom:
You have now ventured into the extremities of my old neighborhood.
In addition to the intersection merging Factory, and South Warren Streets, it was also the beginning of Lamberton Street, an Assumpink St. ran west for a few blocks towards River Road past Bloomsbury St. Sharpless Ice cream was on that corner the other corners included gas stations, which on one was situated "Happy's Diner" and old dining car much like the famous "Ted Forker's" Dining car on Perry St.
Joe's Tire's was just beyond the diner. To the north of the Assumpink, was "Earls Bicycle Shop" they ultimately were relocated to No. Warren St. Next to Murphy Funeral Home next to St. Mary's Cathedral.
Futher south on Warren below Joe's, was the Public Service Co. Yard that took up most of the block and ran back to Bloomsbury St. where behind it was Industrial Engineering, Trenton Dressed Beef.
Further down the 400 block of Warren was Curtis Bowling Alleys, an than the Trenton Lace works, on the corner of Mill street, so named for the Princeton Worsted Mills on Bloomsbury St.

Tilden Brakes featured Thermoid Brake linings whose motto on their Factory along the Railroad Main line on Whitehead Road was "Rely on your brakes, instead of your horn"
The best to you always

Mike Kuzma

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