Post by neighborhoodsuperstar on Aug 23, 2018 12:55:00 GMT -5
OSA, Both of my parents (to this day) talk about the bologna whoppers at the student union back in the day.......
Dooms, Damn sure was there when there were only 2 pay phones for 300 negroes on the hall..... It was a miracle I got any phone calls back in the day.....
I also remember the furnaces in each room in Scott C. Them things would be cranked up on certain days, and the knob to turn it down wouldn't work at all. Factor that in with the exhaust fumes coming from cars outside of the room window (I lived on the 1st floor), I'm surprised I didn't die from either a heat stroke or carbon monoxide poisoning.........THE GOOD OLE DAYS.
The best thing we had back then, that today's Aggies will never know about, was Parker Brothers restaurant.
Fried chicken, potato wedges and strawberry soda.
Parker Bros. had very good chicken and fish. They first had a Burger King franchise. There was also Chef Eddie's in that area near that time. But, before any of them was Boss Webster and his amazing hamburgers, hot dogs, bologna and cheese on toasted bread from his two grills with lettuce and tomato, Farleys, The Half Moon, Mom's home cooking down Market St. past the train trestle on a side street, The El Rocco Club, The Skylighter, CJ's, Libby Hill walk in on Market St., and Daddy Grace's place just past the train trestle to name a few.
Scott Hall was something...smh in awe. Brothers had black lights, posters, fish nets, and from no TV, just a radio, to those with plush carpet, the works, component stereo sets from the war, and beer can pyramids. Back, then, without cell phones- for a head's up txt- you know on a friends door and women be in there chilling.
I knew some Brothers who lived in the basement. They didn't even have to lock their doors. lol One could climb out the window walk across the lawn and over to Stedman St Apts.
Wake up Saturday morning on gameday and turn on Spencer Gwynn calling the game while cleaning up, or looking over a chapter for homework.
Post by SixtiesAggie on Aug 24, 2018 14:00:31 GMT -5
I think students, especially males would have loved old Market St. and Bluford St. down in the area of post office. Clubs and beer gardens. Redevelopment killed the businesses and housing on/and around East Market Street starting in the mid- sixties.