It’s a rare three-week visit, another look at the damage done to New Ken.
I wouldn’t have headed back, except last week’s entry didn’t have this.
I know, I know how could we ha ve survived without that. But look at it. The different types of bricks make for a mystery I'll never solve, but you can see the bones of the old building, with its broad windows.
Was there a previous view? There was.
Ah yes. The modernization of downtown. Look at those groovy light fixtures. It's a city on the move!
I looked elsewhere, and found blocks and blocks of damage. Thanks to the Google cars, there’s a record of what was there before fire or progress or infirmity took the structure.
This one survived:
Off-the-shelf ornamentation, but it's nice. The gap on the top was the architect's choice, I think.
What in the wide world of sports is this
Let's go back in time:
I have no clue. Older signs say it was a social club.
I've never seen a configuration like that.
Down the block, the old Italian meeting hall:
Now it's the Sons of Now Open Knead:
The insignia of the old order have been removed.
Another example of the high groovy light fixtures:
Hey, here's a nice old terra-cotta structure. The windows are covered up, but it must have been a proud store:
In its last days it was . . .
There's a great little corner bar: let's stop on for a bump.
Well, let's turn around, and see if there's anything we can do in this building . . . .
Ah, we blinked, and it's gone.
This one seems to have survived.
Doesn't look as if Penn is a going concern anymore:
To say the least.
How many teens got their prom tux here?
Looks like the Formal Wear place had two shops downtown:
And they both had to go.
I hate to say it, but we're not done here yet.