Monday, December 10, 2018

A Chance Discovery

Anyone who has ever spent any time looking at 307 Warren Street realizes that the building today as it is not the way it was meant to be, but up until now, I for one could only infer what its original appearance might have been.

Today, at, I stumbled upon a series of photographs taken by Howard "Howie" Gibson of the fire that damaged and dramatically altered the building, then Stanton's drugstore, in 1956. The pictures show that the building was originally three stories high and had a two-story oriel where the out-of-character 1950s picture window now is.

The third picture above shows that 305 Warren Street, where the Chinese restaurant called the Red Chopstick is now located, once had a recessed entrance flanked by very nice display windows.


  1. I remember going into Stantons as a child because my mother was a Pharmacist there in the 60's until it closed and the owner moved the Pharmacy to where is now Lili and Loo on the corner of 3rd and Warren St.