Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Downtowner: Part 4

Anyone remember Coman’s Grill? I can’t find anything on it. 15th and Peoria was the Alhambra area, where the Plaza movie theater was so it must have been close to that, which would make it very convenient to stop in to after a show. It could be one of the shops right next to the theatre, but I can’t tell for sure. I know I touched on the old Will Rogers Theater awhile back but here are a few more pictures of the interior.
And there is Danny Kaye in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” that was opening later that week. (“Luscious Virginia Mayo”?)
Sol’s Grill appears to have been right about where the garage entrance to St. Johns Hospital is now. Here is what SJH looked like at this time:In my researching this particular area, I came across a photo from 1938- this is 20-21st and Utica- that is right on the northwest corner of 21st and Utica. I had no idea a hotel (The Patio) was there at one time.

Bordens- I ate quite a few meals at various Bordens around town. My grandpa loved to eat there. In 1947 I’m guessing there were at least 2 of them downtown. This first one was in the Daniels Building.

And this one was on Boston and 6th:

Next up: Things get a little racy!


Unknown said...

Re: luscious Virginia Mayo. I have always preferred Mayo to Mustard.

What is the Spanish looking building between the old hotel and the Bordens?

Nancy said...

You mean the photo between St. Johns and Bordens? That is The Patio Hotel (according to Beryl Ford) that was across the street (west) from St. Johns.

Unknown said...

Ok, the brick building was St. John's Hospital. I miss read SJH. Thanks. The Patio Hotel was quite a sight.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very interesting!