Ahh, welcome back to another round of Where & When, the challenge that just won’t go away; sort of like that phantom vibration in your pocket when it feels like your cell phone is ringing, but it’s actually on the charger, so you realize you’re just nuts. I dunno about you, but I’m feeling rather optimal about our starting pitching and I hope Jeter has something better to offer than what he’s shown so far, but that’s not what you came here to read. You want to know what kind of old, fancy and probably gone forever buildings I’ve managed to dig up and show you. Well, you might be right about that, so let’s cut the chit-chat and get straight to the point:
If you’re older than me and you’ve had to get around the country or the world, you may have come through here more than once. The place where this interior was located was given a new name a year after this picture was taken; in fact this is likely pictures of the finished product as it opened the same year. There are quite a few interesting stories to go along with it, so you’ll get a bonus scoop of ice cream if you can tell one, but first you have to know where this is and when the photo was taken. Do that and you’ll get your favorite root beer (since I’ll venture that we’ve gotten past the worst of winter at this point), and the runners-up will share our favorite cream soda.
So, have at it ladies and gentlemen, feel free to leave your answers below and we’ll discuss later in the afternoon or evening, depending on my suddenly busy schedule (the studying paid off). I hope to do this again this week, but if not I’ll see you in the comments on the other posts. And no peeking at the photo credit!
[Photo Credit: Shorpy/Juniper Gallery]