To the right, a fabulous old photo of Coney Island's Surf Avenue, circa 1913 (thanks Lisa!)--we just love the building on the right--scene of Feltman's Restaurant--Charles Feltman is generally credited with the creation of the hot dog on a bun!
Read more here http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/index.php?g=hall_of_fame&s=feltman
It's followed by a great shot of Coney Island's Elephant Hotel, circa 1888. The
Elephant Hotel, was a tourist attraction located on Coney Island that
was built in the shape of an elephant. An example of novelty
architecture, the seven-story tall structure designed by James V.
Lafferty stood above Surf Avenue and West 12th Street from 1885 until
1896, when it burnt down in a fire. During its lifespan, the thirty-one
room building acted as a hotel, concert hall, and amusement bazaar. -- Wikipedia
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8/8 THE LATEST "SALE-ING" ADVENTURES OF ROB AND MONICA--fitting it all in a two day weekend--some great finds, lots of photos http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/08/trying-to-fit-it-all-into-two-day.html
1908 Edison phonograph and advertising sign--really gorgeous--keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=73
LOVE THE ELEPHANT HOTEL! Is that cool or what!ReplyDelete
Thank you, as always, Maria! (Rob)ReplyDelete
We have a little example of novelty architecture right here in the town. There's a little auto repair place in Montrose shaped like an oil can.ReplyDelete