Here's an interesting R.C. Maxwell photo from the Duke University Archives. It is from an old glass negative and I have converted it from RGB to gray scale. The building on the right is on the corner of Park and Hamilton. It is currently a Chinese restaurant, but back in my day it was Margerum's (Marjarums?) corner store.
Great stuff Tom. It appears the trolly car just passed the block where your favorite "Tomato Pie" restaurant still stands; my old classmate Rick DeLorenzo's! Sad to learn yesterday, the Hudson St. branch of the family had it with the nonsense in Trenton. Regards
Saturday, December 17, 2011
This from Alan Wildblood:
You weren't sure of the spelling of the delicatessen at Park and Hamilton. I checked. His 1918 draft card is pretty plain to see. Clarence Mahlon Margerum 1882-1941. He was store manager starting about 1927 until death. Wife Maude Porter Margerum ran the store until 1947 and died in 1949. They lived on Ardmore Avenue. Both obituaries spell it Margerum. I am not sure if I was in that store. We lived on Park Avenue from 1946 to 1948.
Many thanks, Alan. I didn't know this was the same Margerum who was an officer in the late, great N.J.State Fair.