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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1946: ANOTHER CLOSEUP VIEW OF W. STATE AND WARREN STREET

I really like these R.C. Maxwell photos of downtown Trenton as we old timers remember her. Remember Western Union? Famous Miad? Reid's Jewelers? Ahh yes, memories are indeed made of this!



Tony S said...
This picture encompasses it all. Better more innocent times for those of us who lived them. Oh, and by the way, The Giants win the NL Pennant!
rayfromvillapark said...
Hi Tom, Another great view of downtown Trenton. Two cars caught my eye, an upscale 1941 Packard, parked to the right, behind the 1934 Pontiac, and the very plush 1941 Oldsmobile 98 sedan waiting for the light to change, all shiny and sporting whitewall tires, a rare sight, in the 1940s. The 1941 Plymouth cab, is a Bell Cab. I wonder where their home base was located. Capitol Cab's stand was at Front and Broad, Terminal Cab was at State and Broad. There was a cab company at the bus terminal on Perry St, the name of which escapes me at the moment. but I don't remember Bell Cab, or their location. Anybody remember? I believe there was a cab stand in front of the Hotel Hanover (do I have the name of the hotel correct?), just out of the photo to the left. I just figured out the answer to my own question. I found another photo of this same intersection, and the Plymouth cab is parked in front of the hotel at the cab stand. Trouble is, the hotel is not in the photo. Does any of this make sense? rayfromvillapark
RALPH LUCARELLA said...
HI TOM....DURING THE EARLY 30'S MY COUSIN LOU MILLACCI WAS MANAGER OF THE WESTERN UNION OFFICE AND ON OCCASSIONS TOOK ME TO PALMER STADIUM'S PRESSBOX WITH HIM TO WATCH HIM RELAY EVENTS BACK TO THE NEW YORK PAPERS. I RECALL BEING WITH ALL THE SPORTSWRITERS REPORTING THE TRACK RACES AND REMEMBER THE DAY BILL BONTRON BROKE THE 1 MILE TRACK RECORD OF 4 MINUTES AND SOME SECONDS. MY COUSIN WAS ONE OF THE FEW WHO MASTEREDD THE MORSE CODE AND WAS WELL ACQUINTED WITH ALL THE WRITERS. THOSE MEMORIES ARE AMONG MANY THAT OCCURED IN THE 30'S. BEST REGARDS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WORK.

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Tony S said...

This picture encompasses it all. Better more innocent times for those of us who lived them. Oh, and by the way, The Giants win the NL Pennant!

rayfromvillapark said...

Hi Tom, Another great view of downtown Trenton. Two cars caught my eye, an upscale 1941 Packard, parked to the right, behind the 1934 Pontiac, and the very plush 1941 Oldsmobile 98 sedan waiting for the light to change, all shiny and sporting whitewall tires, a rare sight, in the 1940s. The 1941 Plymouth cab, is a Bell Cab. I wonder where their home base was located. Capitol Cab's stand was at Front and Broad, Terminal Cab was at State and Broad. There was a cab company at the bus terminal on Perry St, the name of which escapes me at the moment. but I don't remember Bell Cab, or their location. Anybody remember? I believe there was a cab stand in front of the Hotel Hanover (do I have the name of the hotel correct?), just out of the photo to the left. I just figured out the answer to my own question. I found another photo of this same intersection, and the Plymouth cab is parked in front of the hotel at the cab stand. Trouble is, the hotel is not in the photo. Does any of this make sense? rayfromvillapark

RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM....DURING THE EARLY 30'S MY COUSIN LOU MILLACCI WAS MANAGER OF THE WESTERN UNION OFFICE AND ON OCCASSIONS TOOK ME TO PALMER STADIUM'S PRESSBOX WITH HIM TO WATCH HIM RELAY EVENTS BACK TO THE NEW YORK PAPERS. I RECALL BEING WITH ALL THE SPORTSWRITERS REPORTING THE TRACK RACES AND REMEMBER THE DAY BILL BONTRON BROKE THE 1 MILE TRACK RECORD OF 4 MINUTES AND SOME SECONDS. MY COUSIN WAS ONE OF THE FEW WHO MASTEREDD THE MORSE CODE AND WAS WELL ACQUINTED WITH ALL THE WRITERS. THOSE MEMORIES ARE AMONG MANY THAT OCCURED IN THE 30'S. BEST REGARDS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WORK.

Sally Logan Gilman said...

Hi Tom: Another wonderful view of downtown Trenton. I love these photos you provide us, Tom. They represent our city at its very best and the way I will always remember it. Regards