Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Maple street looking south from Suffolk street

Another photo from the early 1920s, 1922 to be exact. On the west side of Maple street we get a nice look at the Strand Theater and it's beautiful facade architecture, 

Notice the double feature movie playing, "Reported Missing" starring Owen Moore and "Second Hand Rose" which starred Gladys Walton.

All of the buildings seen in this picture no longer exist, with the exception of the Woods Realty building located on the east side of the street near the corner of Appleton street.

A parking lot sits where the Strand stood and McDonalds occupies the area of the buildings to it's south. The last building that stood on the west side was the building adjacent to the Strand, which was the home for many years of the legendary Danny's Cafe.

Most of the buildings on the east side of Maple street were razed in the early seventies, and the apartment block at the northeast corner of Maple and Appleton which housed Chester's Drug Store was  destroyed by a fire in the early seventies (see post of 12/18/12).

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