These photos were sent to me by my father, who recently took a trip with musician Barry Louis Polisar to Philadelphia to visit Nancy Heller, Professor of Art History at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Some interior shots of the Melrose Diner before it gets re-done. The impending remodel was confirmed by staff at the diner.
This site has a good exterior photo.
The clock which used to hang above the Melrose counter until the mural was installed, I believe sometime in the 1970s. I bought and restored the clock after finding it listed on ebay several years ago.
Polock Johnny’s Polish Sausage- Baltimore, Maryland
Broad Street and Tasker. Tavern neon – Philadelphia
Museo Del Jamon – Ham Museum
Broad Street Diner, an old Fodero
Your Broad Street Diner photo is almost like mine – the classic “drive-by” shot through the car windshield.
The Melrose Diner is in great shape. It needs nothing. Then again, the Mayfair Diner was, too, but it didn’t stop the owner (of both diners) from mucking with it.
I fear for what a remodeled Melrose might look like.
Thanks for the heads up on the Melrose- I’ve got to get there soon, we went there a few years ago ” everyone who knows goes to the Melrose”!