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Where & When: Game 28

Posted By Chyll Will On December 23, 2013 @ 9:26 am In 1: Featured,Lost NY,New York City Pictures,New York Minute,NYC,NYC History,NYC Memories and Moments,Where & When | Comments Disabled

Hi folks, and welcome back to another rousing version of Where & When.  The year is coming to a close soon, which means I have some calculating to do; in the meantime I must warn you that the games may be slowing down soon for the holidays and for the fact that I need to find more places to cull challenges from; harder to find challenging pictures than you would think.  I also did promise some expansion of territory and insight on certain places; don’t think I forgot about that, but it does require time to do and this might be the best time to do such a thing.

With that in mind, let us glance thusly at this edifice:

Where & When Game 28 [1]

Imposing. Scary looking, in fact. Maybe not so much now; this is not the original version of the edifice, nor is it the current version (some modifications in the 60′s were made to conform to the contemporary standard policies on appearances), but interesting for two reasons: it is the first of its kind in this particular borough, and it’s located a half a block away from my first residence in the city; in fact my little strip of a street was an anomaly of sorts in that it had no true origin; at the least it was probably wiped out by urban planning and development in some years prior.

So there is a name and address for this building since it still exists, however since this pic is undated, I will ask that you give dates to when the original structure was actually built as well as the year of this redux and subsequent renovations.  I would offer a bonus, but it would be a dead giveaway, so I’ll just tell you that there is a bit of trivia connected to this place that might interest certain people; I in fact have at least one thing in common with the subject of this info.  That, or name the other street I referred to in my description above. Have I got some stories about that…

So, that’s rather vague, but this one is not really hard.  A tanker of Duffy’s Rowdy [2] for the first with the answers, and a Foxon Park [3] for the peanut gallery. Enjoy the game, I’ll get back to you soon and don’t click on that photo credit!

[Photo credit: Patheos.com [4]]


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[1] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Where-When-Game-28.jpg

[2] Duffy’s Rowdy: http://www.root-beer.org/modules.php?name=Brands&rbop=Brand&bid=174

[3] Foxon Park: http://soda-emporium.com/FRESH-12oz-Foxon-Park-Cream-soda-P2037608.aspx

[4] Patheos.com: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mcnamarasblog/2011/11/st-raymond-the-bronxs-first-catholic-church-1842.html

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