Chestnut Street Philadelphia – Walking and Gawking!

Architectural Sleuthing in the Chain Store Era

    • jeannebodine
      December 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you so much! What beautiful architecture, lighting, etc. That Rite Aid was my drugstore when I used to work downtown.

      I went to my Senior Prom at the Bellevue-Stratford! I remember they had pay toilets and an attendant in the Ladies’ Room. Of course, I had no change or money in my evening purse so I had to lay on floor and shimmy under! The attendant wasn’t please, nor was I as my dress was white with tiny flowers on it (made by my mother). Great memories, Mod Betty, as usual.

      • Mod Betty /
        December 13, 2017 at 11:16 pm

        Jeanne – what a great story and thanks so much for sharing it here with us! I’m mindboggled that a fancy schmancy place like that would have a pay toilet AND a matron, and that she could not spot you a dime, especially after she saw you’d have to muck up your sweet dress just to go P! Glad there are some of these vintage details around to share, and love that they evoke hidden memories, makes it seem all worthwhile what I do! 🙂

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