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Locker's Restaurant, 8th and Vine Streets

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Item No: pdcl00107
Title: Locker's Restaurant, 8th and Vine Streets
Additional Title: Northeast corner of 8th and Vine Streets
Historic Street Address: 8th & Vine Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The specialty of this corner restaurant, as the sign tells, was oysters, particularly oyster stew. The Victorian corner doorway and windows have obviously been applied to a building of an earlier period, a practice as much in vogue then as now."--OPEP, p. 111.
Notes: The restaurant with two men standing on either side of entrance; two men standing at side of building; American flag on roof; streetcar tracks run on both streets. Signs on building: "Locker's"; "Locker's Oyster and Dining Rooms"; "Gray's Ales 5 [cents] per glass"; above door: "Restaurant"; and on sign boards leaning against posts: "our 20 [cent] stews"; and "try our 30 [cent] roast dinners".
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: 1868
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.9567
Geocode Longitude:-75.1523

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.12