It is nearly impossible to determine the location of Murray Playground. The Murray Rubber Company, Trenton auto tire and rubber manufacturer was located near Mulberry Street and No. Clinton Avenue. Across the street, where John Scarpati's auto shop was, is definitely a part of the park. Today the area is all grown over and there is a semi park laid out. It was one of the more popular swimming "holes" of the day.
Tom, perhaps there are still traces. A look on "Bing Maps" reveal a trace of a waterfall that also is in line with the north line of the Scarpatti property. That may be the remnant of the falls in your photo.
The old Amoco at the "T" where Nottingham comes in brought back a memory for me. There was a fellow selling a car that did not exist according to General Motors. He had an aluminum body GTO and was of course asking quite a bit for it. A few years ago GM owned up to the cars. They came through the "back door" of Royal Oak Pontiac in Michigan.
Saturday, May 07, 2011
THANKS, SKIP.....VERY INTERESTING STORY ON THE GTO.