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Railroad Street

Posted By: Kath
Date: Thursday, 28 June 2001, at 8:43 p.m.

I recall the original Railroad Street having a liquor store (owned by Tony Mamunes, Sr.?) and perhaps a music shop. What else was there? Weren't the store fronts decorated in an art deco motif? There was something special about them, shiny black facades perhaps? 


Posted By: Ada Kerachsky Albright <>
Date: Friday, 29 June 2001, at 1:14 p.m.

In Response To: Railroad Street (Kath)

A soda fountain, a shoe shine shop?, headquarters for Watson's taxi service.... 


Posted By: AL
Date: Saturday, 30 June 2001, at 11:08 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Railroad Street (Ada Kerachsky Albright)

And do not forget THE FRONTENAC RESTAURANT run by the Bernard family who lived on upper Walnut St. They served a nice meal in there like corn beef & cabbage or ham steak and potatoes or even a roast beef dinner for about $1.50 complete with coffee and desert in 1955. We used to go in there my pop and we woild eat up a storm....the bar was also very nice too which was on the left side and you came in and the booths around to the right. it was under the CURRAN DRUGSTORE ( see threadcity photos for shot on main st. at that corner which had the old green water fountain right there at main and railroad sts.

Down the block on railroad st. was MIKE's where you could get a coffee and play pinball and say hi to mike klapik.

and then of course the ole railroad station with its polished old benches and big hissing radiators in winter time. and so now folks you can all enjoy McD's, Burger Chef and then take a bromo after your meal.

bye bye yesterday and all the nice things it held in town.



Posted By: rd <>
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2001, at 10:20 a.m.

In Response To: Railroad Street (Kath)

I believe Nassif sports was originally located on Railroad St. about 1950.