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I believe it was called the Eagle Arms Hotel.
Are you thinking of California and North?
Wishnick’s was on the SW corner of North and Keystone.
S2H I also went to Bethel Lutheran. My friend Steve lived above Beer City. You could always smell the burgers as you walked by.
BW, Thanks for teaching me quite a bit of history about my old neighborhood. Is this the building that Jimenez ran his grocery store out of starting in the 70’s?
G. Feret, Thank you for posting the link, what a great shot of the west side of the theatre and North Ave. A good friend of my father, Tony Goeble managed the camera store visible in the street scene. I can also make out the shoe store where my mom always bought my church shoes. One question: Why was the Ferndel’s building distroyed? When I was a kid, there was a Fanny May Candy store on that corner and Ferndel’s enterance was next to that. Valendorphs (spelling?) Deli, Meshes Department Store, First Distibutors, Wishniks, Woolworth. What a great shopping district long before strip malls.
Clear icicle lights hang from the Fischer Theatre, celebrating the holiday season.
But the lights remain off inside, and the theater remains closed as city officials and arts supporters look at how to keep the building viable.
The Danville City Council is expected to act on an agreement this month to take over ownership from the Vermilion Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Fischer.
Click on link to see my slide show of pictures taken December 23rd, 2006.
When was the Grand demolished? I lived on Avers and North from 1970 thru 1989 and I don’t remember it.
I remember at the very end of it’s existance they would show spanish movies only. It must have changed hands by then? I remember standing in front of Ferndel’s watching Woolworth burn. The neighborhood was changing so much at that time.
My childhood theater. I grew up on Avers and North back in the 70’s early 80’s. I remember EVERY KID in the neighborhood walking down North Ave. while it was under major construction to see Star Wars. It was probably the first time my parents ever let me out late without them tagging along. The 80’s consisted of rats and gang bangers but what a treat it was to sit in the balcony as a small child.