The wonderfully crafted entry with the brass and stone made quite an impression. I recognize the 5&10 and R.A. Donnelly though it seems the location changed (not to be confused with the F.W. Donnelly) and that fine dining and dancing at the Orient must have been gone when I was a kid. A town that I thought would be "home" forever now only exists in Tom's patchwork quilt of film and comments.
TSFS - the bank built by school kids one dime at a time. Every week we deposited money into the bank account. I can't say as I recall withdrawing any, and I'll bet there are thousands more Trenton school kids like me.
I always remember the criss-crossed steel gates closing off the front of the Trenton Savings Fund Society entrance. It was never open when we depositors were visiting downtown.
The "Windsor Hotel" was part of a nationwide chain of the same name.
They were prmiarliy inhabited by the traveling saleman type. and offered nothing more than a "clean bed" ro rest those weary feet on.
The windsor hotel ultimately moved in the 40's to No. Warren St, and East Front, over the Tropical fruit drink store, Lido Garden's restaurant, and Zock Chicaccio's tailor shop. This was directly across Warren St. from the entrance to the Lincoln Theatre, which was located next to my favorite hot dog joint. Texas Weiners, where when you ordered, they server would shout out "ONE UP"!!
Best wishes from Virginia