Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Dept. of What Were They Thinking
This vintage 1911 photo from a city I adore, Savannah, Georgia, shows Klein's Restaurant at 116 Whitaker Street.
This closeup shows Klein in front of his restaurant/deli with his pooch.
Flipping it over, you can see that Klein himself is telling someone in Middletown, PA that "business is on the boom!"
I found absolutely nothing online about this place or Klein. Today, this is what remains at the same spot:
Other than a small architectural detail at the roofline, all interesting portions of the building have been obliterated. I can only shake my head and wonder why. As they say, "Time marches on," but did it have to be so brutal?!?
Today, Whitaker Street still has a number of thriving businesses, including Sweet Carolina Cupcakes, which is about a block or so away from Klein's former restaurant.
I may have to eat one of these to get over the loss of this cool storefront.
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