Random postcards today, hopefully we are off to Florida today for Passover and Easter. My postcard collection does not contain any postcards for Passover - but there are a number of Easter ones that I will post next week.
Okay - the first card - front and back - can anyone guess who and what this is all about? First correct guess get's a postcard from my collection - hopefully it will be pertinent to your area of the country (or world) but I can't promise that!
This is the Temple Bar Building in downtown Brooklyn. I found a site that showed the building now - waiting for tenants or waiting to be rebuilt - I'm not sure.(link - brooklyn)
The Japanese house still exists today in what I think is now called the "Kensington" area. A more modern photo is below. My dad, who was a real brooklyn historian, used to show me this house on our drives around Brooklyn. (boo - hoo - wish I could drive around Brooklyn with him one more time)
A public school in Brooklyn. I wanted to find a picture of the one I went to (PS 139) but I don't have it in my collection. My school was smaller - this is an impressive school - perhaps Francie Nolan went here (first correct guess as to who Francie Nolan was get's another postcard - maybe this one)
The Old Dutch reformed Church at the intersection of Flatbush and Church Avenues. Historic as hell, and I always liked it, but it was also across the street from Erasmus Hall High School, which had about 8000 kids when I went there - and was only built for about 4000 max. So, the front of the church was a hang out spot both during the day and at night - yeah - Friday nights o Flatbush and Church were really something!!!
Thats all for today - happy postcard friday!