05 March 2009

This Sad Building Was a Hat Store

Look at this sad little Smith Street building. Doesn't look like much, does it. Tiny, drab thing.

Well, according to an old photograph in a real estate office window next door, it was a sweet, intimate hat shop 80 years ago. Get a load of that quaint storefront, its display windows choked with various lids and headgear. A nice awning. A sign saying "Boys Caps 75 cents" (for even boys must have a hat).

No trace of its former function today. Man, that must be one small house inside.

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