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Hackensack History / Re: The "A Stroll Down Main Street" exhibit
« Last post by Homer Jones on November 14, 2017, 02:32:41 PM »
It would be nice if we could get the developers to spring for a grand or so to put plaques on the historic buildings and sites downtown. The City did that back in the 1970’s during it’s early redevelopment efforts. There were plaques installed on the old bank building at Main and Mercer. Hopefully these plaques were saved.
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Hackensack History / Re: The "A Stroll Down Main Street" exhibit
« Last post by johnny g on November 14, 2017, 01:37:56 PM »
Love it!! Thank you :))
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Photography...........the way I see it (Moderated by BLeafe) / A real nothing ginger ale
« Last post by BLeafe on November 13, 2017, 04:14:20 PM »
I saw this (bottom image) in the Shop-Rite lot in Paramus this morning and have already picked out the perfect song for its commercial (check out the bottom comment on the YouTube page).







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Hackensack History / Re: The "A Stroll Down Main Street" exhibit (McCrory)
« Last post by Editor on November 13, 2017, 01:37:02 PM »
Check this out. It's on the south wall of 151-153 Main. Woolworths was at 149 Main.

I'm posting it here as johnnyg asked about it 6+ years ago. (Better late than never).

This information is from the Bergen County Historic Site Survey which I converted into a walking tour document some years ago.

Second Marcus Jewelers. Constructed 1897. Architect: William Augustus Lambert. Style: Romanesque Revival. Facade: Pair of gablets with large, arched opening with projecting bay window (now gone) on 2nd story. The Odd Fellows Hall is an interesting, eclectic building with bold, round arched openings with conspicuous rock faced stone trim. In 1898, the building was described as "one of the finest in town". The building was erected in 1897 as the second hall for the oldest paternal lodge in Bergen County, founded in 1848. The U.S. Post Office was located her until 1910. In 1910, the stores were leased to J.G. McCrory & Co., five and dime store. The building as listed in Forbe's Key to the Architects of Greater New York of 1899, 1900 and 1901 as the only representative work of William Augustus Lambert who had offices in Manhattan until 1896 and lived in Hackensack. He designed a large number of houses in Hackensack.


(Thanks to Jeffrey Muller for alerting me.) 
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Hackensack History / Re: Old Candy stores
« Last post by gordon Breslow on November 13, 2017, 08:51:17 AM »
      I remember Breslow's Luncheonette like it was yesterday.  I believe that my Grandparents Morris and Rose rented the middle store back around 1928.  There was a grocery store and a beauty parlor in the other two stores.  When the grocery store went out, my grandparents bought the building and knocked out the wall between the 2 stores and made M. Breslow and Sons the way I had remembered it.  My father Irv and my Uncle Dave ran the store for over 50 years.  My twin brother Gary and I and our older brother Charles worked there after school for years.  We would come in early on Saturday to fold the newspapers.  I also remember another kid Sal "Tubby" Garofalo that worked early in the morning folding newspapers and did tasks around the store.  We would work behind the counter cooking whatever was on the menu.  One of my favorites was the Taylor Ham and eggs.  Tey sold just about everything that you could possibly need.  We had candy, Bordens Ice Cream, Stationary, comic books, toys, greeting cards and cigarettes & cigars.
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The developers of 210 Main should hang this photo in the lobby for old times sake.
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Shooting the GWB flag from the north walkway on Veterans Day
« Last post by BLeafe on November 12, 2017, 08:22:03 PM »
Someone must have a picture of that.

I do! I do!

Picture and its caption:

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Ol’ Homer remembers back in ‘84 when President Reagan spoke in front of the driveway arch in front of the City Hall complex on State Street, the Secret Service borrowed the “Worlds Largest Flag” that is hung on the GWB and hung it over 210 Main Street so that no potential shooter would have a clear shot at the President.
Someone must have a picture of that.
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