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Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by hatguy1, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. While the Fedora Lounger in me would love to see buildings and businesses continue in their original state, as 3fingers notes, there is something cool and uplifting (even with a tinge of remorse for what was lost) to see buildings reused for other businesses.

    NYC is a viciously competitive business environment with small-business turnover far exceeding the national average, so seeing buildings reused and reused again is commonplace. Sometimes a bakery becomes a clothing store or an auto repair shop becomes a restaurant and it's neat in its own life-goes-on way.

    But one of my favorites is when a business turns over but a new business of the same type takes over - so the building remains what it was - a restaurant or dry cleaners or what have you. If you believe buildings have souls, then I think this makes the building happy.

    A great example of this is the corner of 1st Avenue and 62nd Street in NYC where you can see in the two photos below that the lower left part of this building has been a casual dining establishment (first a "lunch bar" and now a "diner") since at least (guessing from the first pic) the 1930s:


  2. Interiors.
    Been posted before but never gets old.
    2009317105635_Milner Gas Station 2.jpg
  3. Favorites.

  4. I know it’s only a “Hollywood” gas station.
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    Luv it!:)
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  5. Wow, Chevrolet country, I guess!
  6. Via Shorpy this morning:


    "August 1937. 'Blacksmith's shop turned into a garage. Cambridge, Vermont.' Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration."
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  7. I trust everyone had a nice Thanksgiving weekend (those in the U.S., at least). :)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

  8. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

    Love the Playboy-style hat the crew member in the lower right wears.
  9. Cheers!.jpg

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    canopy christmas.jpg


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  10. 1952

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  11. plaza.gif f4e94f1ac9b376fd3ca98ff53cd9d2b1--shell-station-gas-station.jpg


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  12. Probably an issue on my side, but none of these pictures show on my screen - I just get three squares with question marks in them. Does everyone else see them?
  13. If you see question marks then it is possible that the server sends the file with a Windows or Western encoding
    instead of with Unicode.
    Apple calls it the Blue Box of Death.

    On the iPhone I’m seeing this [​IMG]
  14. Thank you sir.

  15. You're welcome Fading Fast.

    jake will suffice, thanks! :)
  16. Lemme try it again....:)


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