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Old 07-22-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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Here is a post card of The Original Mexican Restaurant, available on eBay. The listing says the post card is from 1942.
The Original must have had a long run. Though I cannot say when it opened or closed, my memory of eating there once in the early 1950s is clear. And while reading a recent biography of General/President "Ike" Eisenhower just last night, i learned that he and his newlywed wife Mamie ate there regularly in 1916/'17 while he was posted to Fort Sam as a young army Lieutenant.
Meanwhile, in the old advertisement department, here's an ad page from the May 1930 edition of the Poe Jr-Hi Raven newspaper. A couple places will mean a lot to a couple current readers who recall two of the pharmacies listed. Prassel's Drug Store on Nolan at N. pine and Liberty Drug Store at 1501 S. Gevers at Denver both operated for many years within the Eastside. Liberty eventually became Seibert's Drugs years before Mr. S moved a couple blocks west to N. New Braunfels at Denver. The Prassel family operated their pharmacy into the early 1970s since it was still open when I went to work at the Ella Austin Community Center in 1972. Those places filled prescriptions, offered film processing services and fed their neighbors good hamburgers & fries with milk-shakes, coffee or "suicide cokes" from lunch counters many of us still remember fondly. Btw, it seems that Brunneman's Drugs operated from 850 Drexel Ave., the same site that later became Yee's Market across from Baptist Temple.
Also of interest is the wide area from which the Raven ads were solicited. From Fitzpatrick York Furniture on McCullough to The Fair on Alamo Plaza. Then out to Highland Park for Mrs. Moody aka Beauty Expert, 900 Kayton at Gevers.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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A lot of young folks think that all of those current Coke combos are something new. We could get chocolate Cokes, cherry Cokes, vanilla Cokes or any combination we wanted from the soda fountains of the drug stores mentioned. Those drug store soda fountains were a good place to eat. In my neighborhood in Highland Park during the 1940s, they were about the only place to eat.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Hey...I've been feeling nostalgic and would love to go back to Little Hipps (R.I.P.). How close to Hipps is Timbo's, in terms of menu? I heard that it has the same grill and booths of the original. I hope it i still open...I just literally heard about Timbo's last week.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Growing up in Highland Park, I don't really remember very many places to eat out. With my school days being in the 1940s, eating out was a rarity. Most folks I knew ate at home. There were restaurants out Broadway, and in other parts of town (like Cristie's, Earl Abel's and Night Hawk), but when we wanted to really celebrate something special, we went to the Wolf's Inn way out Fredericksburg Road. Does anyone know about the Wolf's Inn?
Search the original thread. I put the whole history there...on Wolff's Inn I mean.
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:37 AM
 
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This thread is for those who have lived in SA for some time now or maybe just have memories of places that no longer exist. It might be interesting to some of the newer folks who have no idea what used to be here, whether it was a beloved place or just something different that you can't find anymore.

Anyone else have any old memores? I'll add some more later!
Ha.....I used to work at South Park Theatre back in da day. 'Tis no longer there now.....


I used to skateboard at WestLakes Mall with a bunch of other skaterats back in da day.....'Tis no longer there now either.....


For a while I used to drive concrete trucks out of Alamo Concrete Plant 6 at Zarzamora and 35-South.....'Tis no longer there now.....


I used to work at Toys-R-Us at Ingram in the Nineties. 'Tis no longer there now.....


There used to be a Jim's Burgers at Club and Fredericksburg that my parents, siblings, and I used to eat burgers at when we were kids {I no longer eat beef anymore anyway}. 'Tis no longer there now.....


Same thing with a Murf's Better Burger at the Five Points Intersection. 'Tis no longer there now.....


Over the years I have been dancing at so many nightclubs here in town that are simply too numerous to list down.....but they are no longer there anymore; structurally or otherwise.....


I also do recall the Ingram Mall Movie Theatres.....gone now.......
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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What about all the Mom and Pop Video Rental Stores? All gone!
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:33 AM
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What about all the Mom and Pop Video Rental Stores? All gone!
And soon, if not already, all the Blockbusters, Hollywood Video, etc.
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Also a lost art is mom and pop grocery stores, my grandparents owned one on the west side for almost 50 years now they are far and few.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Ma.
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Growing up in Highland Park, I don't really remember very many places to eat out. With my school days being in the 1940s, eating out was a rarity. Most folks I knew ate at home. There were restaurants out Broadway, and in other parts of town (like Cristie's, Earl Abel's and Night Hawk),
I'd agree with that, and add Tai Shan, Chicken Shack and Youngblood's to the list. We'd also stop off at the Toddle House to get pie for dessert.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:10 PM
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There was the Highlander Cafeteria, later in life known as Teen Town, in the "Little" McCreless Village (pre-McCreless Mall) that we used to go eat at after church on Sundays
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