Heights Flashback: Montague Street

BHB pal Chuck Taylor gets in his time machine and shares some old timey photos of Montague Street.  Above  101 Montague Street.  It’s  now home to Lantern Restaurant.  For more check out the always exciting Chuck Taylor Blog.

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  • AEB

    A stationary store! That offers cigars and does engraving…and sells the Brooklyn Eagle. In a Dutch-Tudor-y setting….

    and then…

    the same building, but truncated, bereft of its wonderful “roof.”

    Really, you don’t know what you have–or had– until you loose it….

  • http://mermaidsonparade.blogspot.com melanie hope greenberg

    Great photo, keep them coming. Does anyone remember that the pet store next door used to be caled Kookla’s Kid Shop? I remember because I designed their logo.

  • http://mermaidsonparade.blogspot.com melanie hope greenberg

    woops! on spellin’. That’s why editors get paid big bucks, they help make the author look good :-/

  • Luke C

    What barbarian lopped off that beautiful parapet and for what possible benefit?! That kind of architectural butchery justifies the Landmarking of our nabe buildings!

  • nabeguy

    This was Silver’s! Interesting to see that it was a stationary store as far back as 1916. Some of the items they carried in the 60’s were probably from the original stock, a la Variety Mart.

  • Neighborhood Observer

    The kid shop was wonderful, especially the upper balcony play area. The owners still are active in the Heights and, if they read this blog, will be pleased to know that they are remembered fondly. It is a reminder that we need to support locally owned businesses.

  • bornhere

    I’m totally confused. Wasn’t there a Kazootie’s? Who wrapped the gifts in multiple-colored curl ribbons?

  • AEB

    (nabeguy, please go to this week’s open thread for Lonergan recommendation.)

  • http://mermaidsonparade.blogspot.com melanie hope greenberg

    Does anyone know why there is a horse in the black and white photo?

  • bornhere

    Even looking at the WONDERFUL enlargement on Chuck’s page (go and click!!), there’s no way to tell what the horse is toting. But what a great picture/mood. And the stenciled designs on the window are delicious.

  • nabeguy

    Looks like a dray horse pulling a heavy load. Maybe a fruit/vegetable vendor? The horse-drawn fruit vendor that went down Hicks Street in the 60’s had a similar harness set-up. Maybe this nag is its grandfather.

  • oldtimer

    It was Silvers I believe until c. 1970, then JoMel, after owners Joe and Mel (duh). Joe and Mel moved across the street (I think it’s the discount laundry now) , which became Hauters after they retired.