Thursday, April 02, 2009

Then And Now: A Glance Down Smith Street Towards Atlantic Avenue

Smith Street


A quick look back to the 1920's
and then,
right back to the present.

This is Smith Street at the intersection of Baltic Street, looking downtown towards Atlantic Avenue. Quite a difference, no?

But if you look closely, you can see that some of the buildings remain unchanged.
In the 1920's shot, you can see Michael's, a huge furniture store that was still open when I moved into the neighborhood 23 years ago. The building now houses a Rite-Aid. Unfortunately, some of the old buildings on the right hand side of the street are gone, replaced by the one-story Met Food supermarket. One of them still remains. I believe it is home to Robin Des Bois.

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Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

cornice they removed from J Michaels was really nice...and I miss the art deco neon sign now replaced by that ugly RITE AID with letters most of time burned out. That is one sorry excuse for a store. They (or the developer) took out all the big display windows.
Whereas up one block on other side where the bank is now that did great job converting that bldg back (in early 80's?). Forgot name of that furniture store.