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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1936: SOUTH BROAD AND DAYTON STREET

A nice clean and crystal clear photo of South Broad Street approaching Liberty and the old "Chambersburg Bank." As you can see, the price of gas at the Amoco station is the sky high price of 16.9 per gallon. Who said they weren't "the good old days?"
Anonymous RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM...1936 WAS A PRETTY GOOD YEAR. THE PRICE OF GAS WAS CHEAP, I WAS CLOSE TO GRADUATING FROM SCHOOL, I WAS PLAYING WITH THE SCHROTHS AND WE JUST MOVED INTO A HOUSE ON FRANHLIN STREET. MY FATHER WAS WORKING ON THE COSTRUCTION OF JUNIOR 2 AND THINGS IN GENERAL WERE GETTING BETTER. THAT PHOTO OF SOUTH BROAD STREET WAS VERY COMMON WHILE WE WE WERE ATTENDING JUNIOR 4 DURING THE PAST 3 YEARS. BEST REGARDS.

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RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM...1936 WAS A PRETTY GOOD YEAR. THE PRICE OF GAS WAS CHEAP, I WAS CLOSE TO GRADUATING FROM SCHOOL, I WAS PLAYING WITH THE SCHROTHS AND WE JUST MOVED INTO A HOUSE ON FRANHLIN STREET. MY FATHER WAS WORKING ON THE COSTRUCTION OF JUNIOR 2 AND THINGS IN GENERAL WERE GETTING BETTER. THAT PHOTO OF SOUTH BROAD STREET WAS VERY COMMON WHILE WE WE WERE ATTENDING JUNIOR 4 DURING THE PAST 3 YEARS. BEST REGARDS.

joejoe said...

WOW, I was 10 years from being born at St Francis hospital, My dad was 29 years old and my Mom 21.

Ron Bound said...

Remember Broad and Liberty so well. Also lived on Franklin St, and walked to Jr 4.
Ron Bound

Anonymous said...

Tom:

After moving from "Jewtown in the mid 50's, we relocated to 1308 So. Broad, same block as Pat's diner. 2 block east of the Amoco Station.
I remember this block when "Gino's (remember that chain? Was it Gino Morretti? Played for Baltimore Colts) bought and demolished the houses seen in the photo. The Gino's chain ultimately sold out to Roy Roger's and his "Pappy Parker" Chicken.
Been too many years to know what is there now. Siegles Drug store took care of my kids prescriptions, Steve Fityere an old Jr. 4 buddy's brother John was our pharmacist. Great people.
The Bar on the Corner ( see tower in backgroung
d) was owned by the Poreda Family.
Had a rooming house on the upper floors.

Seems just like yesterday.
Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

PS:
Next Poreda's tavern, was the radio repair shop owned by Trenton's own 1 shot wonder Bo Belinsky who pitched a no hitter in his rookie year in the bigs.

Mike Kuzma