Another Trenton photo that will warm the heart of all of us natives who have lived here for 60 or more years ago. This photo has been enlarged and formatted to center attention on the intersection as it looked back in 1947. A Google Street View shows the brick building on the right as it looks today. However, the lot on the corner is now occupied by the Mundo Travel Agency in a building that was constructed at a later date.
Hi Tom, What a great photo of South Broad St. I like the Volk's Tire sign. Recapping tires was a normal thing to do 60 years ago. I never ran a recapped tire on any car I owned, but it did save a few bucks, if you were adventurous. Another relic, the Workingman's Store. I think there may have been another one at Broad and Liberty. The 1947 Oldsmobile 98 Sedanet, big as life in this photo, is one of my favorite 40's models. GM's fastback style was smooth as silk, during this era. This body style was popular from 1941, until 1950. The last, being the 1952 Chevrolet. rayfromvillapark
Monday, June 25, 2012
Tom:The vacant lot you refer too, was developed by my Jr.4 buddy Johnny Apai's dad. Mr. Apai and his partner Varga built a very modern photo studio. Varga did no last long, and the Apai's ran it for years, with Johnny taking up his Dad's trade and becoming a preeminent photographer himseld.You know he was good when he took a head shot of me that made me look younger and thinner! LOLThe furniture store on the left, ultimately became home to "Victory Furniture" run by the twin brother's Alex and ??.You can see Tal Brody's (The Trenton basketball star) parents hardware store with the sign saying "glass". As Real Estate Officer for the City of Trenton, we bought this building to enlarge the firehouse there. The old Mercer Trust ( Trenton Trust) building with the columns, last I rememenber became a night spot.These waning years are made much happier though your efforts to bring us these memmories.Thanks so muchMike Kuzma
Monday, June 25,