Thursday, November 06, 2008

Before Smith Street Was Restaurant Row: Part 2


305 Smith Street at the corner of Smith and Union Streets is as beautiful today as it was in 1928. Just look at the vintage photo above. The building is virtually unchanged. However, 80 years ago, a laundromat and a vegetable store occupied the ground floor. A sign attached to the façade indicates that a dentist may have practiced on the second floor. Today, the house is home to the Union Smith Café. And next door? 307 Smith is currently The Fall Café. I can not make out what it was in 1928. Can you?
Don't you wish you could go back in time for just one day?

Once again, I have to thank Carroll Gardens resident Alexandrea for sharing her treasure trove of old photos with us.

Related Posts:

A Look Back In History: Before Smith Street Was Restaurant Row

View Of Smith Street Circa 1938


Anonymous said...

I am really enjoy these post of old photos. Please gives us more.

Kelly said...

Will try my hardest, Castillo...
Glad you are enjoying the look back in time.

Raised in Carroll Gardens said...

I have to hand it to the owners of the Union / Smith Cafe.

While I lean towards Itailian Food if I'm going to eat out (Note: they do serve GREAT Burgers and BLT's. Any other food I've ever gotten there has been very good!) U.S. Cafe has made it a point to FIT IN with the area.

They left the facade alone and even hi-lighted the details with a perfect paint job.

No Chrome, No Glitz - just a real neighborhood feel.

(Too bad his relatives don't do something to Clean-up their Gowanus Yacth Club. Or at least fix the restrooms so the Beer Drinkers stop P'ing in the Train Station Stairwell!)