[Chat] 3100 block of St. Paul

Christine Gray langwidge at comcast.net
Mon Mar 8 08:08:08 EST 2010


Steve,

 

Without going to the Dept. of City Records, is there a simple way to see
what businesses were in the 3100 block back in the, say, 1920s?

 

I think an interesting story could be written about how the block has
changed/evolved-or devolved.

 

 

Christine 

 

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From: discussion-bounces at charlesvillage.info
[mailto:discussion-bounces at charlesvillage.info] On Behalf Of Stephen J
Gewirtz
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 10:50 PM
To: Charles Village Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Discussion] The Chinese restaurant\ store front

 

I just checked the Sun online archives (using free abstracts rather than
paying for full articles).  Here is the abstract of an article from Aug 8,
1980:




Silber's Bakery, a landmark Baltimore firm for 70 years troubled recently by
health department reports of roach and rodent infestation, made its last
deliveries yesterday and closed its doors for good.


So Silber's closed in August, 1980.

Steve


On 3/7/2010 10:38 PM, Stephen J Gewirtz wrote: 

Christine,

I'm fairly certain that Silber's was already in the Homewood Deli when the
mouse problem occurred.  Maybe they were trying to save money by downsizing.

Steve.

On 3/7/2010 10:08 PM, Christine Gray wrote: 

Steve,

 

I think you are correct.

 

Maybe Silber's was trying to hold on after it closed the bakery next door.
After a mouse was found in a loaf of bread, business was never the same!!

 

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From: discussion-bounces at charlesvillage.info
[mailto:discussion-bounces at charlesvillage.info] On Behalf Of Stephen J
Gewirtz
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 9:59 PM
To: Charles Village Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Discussion] The Chinese restaurant\ store front

 

Christine,

I think that the Homewood Deli opened some time in the 70s, and I remember
that it had a Silber's.  So I wonder if Silber's might have moved when the
Homewood Deli opened.  That would explain both of our recollections about
Silber's.

One thing that I remember is that the Sun used to have a restaurant critic
named John Dorsey who wrote a restaurant review once a week.  He wrote a
review of the Homewood Deli in which he said that the Deli was a lot like
Elsie's in Cambridge, Mass.  I have very fond memories of eating chopped
chicken liver sandwiches and tongue sandwiches and of having milkshakes
("frappes" in the Boston area dialect) at Elsie's, and while the Homewood
Deli was okay, it was no Elsie's.  Also, Elsie's was smaller than the
Homewood Deli and was always packed with customers.

Steve.

On 3/7/2010 7:34 PM, Christine Gray wrote: 

Gary, when I was married in 1966, my husband and I moved into an apartment
on St. Paul; we went to Silber's..

 

John Spurrier said that he remembers the place as a Harley's, like a Burger
king, sort of.

 

Before that, in the 60s, though, I think it was a Silber's Bakery.

 

There was another one on Greenmount, which used to be a wonderful shopping
area-two movie theater, Woolworth's, a great hardware store, Pecorra's
Italian restaurant, and a Silber's.

 

You can still see part of its art deco front.  I think it's a men's clothing
store now.

 

It's on the right side headed north and in the same block as Mr. Nifty
Cleaners.

 

 

Christine 

 

 

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From: discussion-bounces at charlesvillage.info
[mailto:discussion-bounces at charlesvillage.info] On Behalf Of gary letteron
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 2:30 PM
To: 'Charles Village Discussion List'
Subject: [Discussion] The chinese restaurant\ store front

 

Does anybody know what was formerly in the Orient Express location?  Or what
store\company the store front was created for?  (Samebody said Silber's.
but I don't know what that was.)

 

The deco glass front is distinctive.

 

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-Tom Robbins

 

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