Every now and then I like to reminisce about the time the police horse jumped through the window of Brohman's Dress Shop. This 1961 photo from the Berg Collection was taken a few years before that momentous event. Photo courtesy NPL.
This photo of Orange and 7th makes me think of when I was a young boy. Down the block, on Orange and 6th, right across from the old 5th Precinct, was a tire/auto store called Morris's, as I remember. Our family lived on 6th street just north of Orange St., next to Triangle towing. This guy, Morris, used to have a television in the window of the store facing Orange St. Groups of people would stand there and watch live tv shows. Now, remember, this was late 1940s -early 50s, when many households didn't have tv and tv broadcasting was in its infancy. I remember going past that store so many times seeing that tv in the window and people standing there watching because my mother would take me to the store, Gatto's Market, right next to it, or across the street to American Stores. Morris also had portable gasoline pumps and would fuel the PS bus that stopped on Orange St, - the 22 Roseville. He must have had some kind of contract/agreement with Public Service.
Thinking of that now after all these years. Thanks for posting the photo.
I lived at 25 North 7th Street and saw the horse running down the street. I believe it was on Halloween evening, October 31st. We ran down to Orange Street to see what happened. I, to this day, do not think that was a good idea.
I do remember a restaurant across from the Plaza in the very early 50's. I don't know the name of it but a Delia Craig who lived in the same apartment building as Donny Plaugic worked there. I don't know if she ran it before your dad or worked for your dad.
:::: Down the street from Brohmans, on 7th. street, was a little "beauty parlor", as they were called in those days, and my mother worked there I remember. This was during the 50's. Just beore that, my father ran a restaurant there, which I guess would have been across from Plaza movie theater. I'm not sure of the name, but I'm guessing it was Rocky's Lunch. I was very young. Anyone older than me remember that? He later went on to work at Bodholt's!
That was the name of the bakery on Orange St by 5th? We loved it.
Boston Creme donuts, jelly donuts way better than DD or anything else
currently on the market.
Best Black & White cookies to this day- also - there was a pinkish cupcake called a Metropolitan that I have never seen since Roseville.
So many memories destroyed by Route 280 (among other things)
Was Bodholts always the name of that Diner? In 1955 and 1956, my mother worked at a diner on Orange St. I am thinking the name was the Orange St. Diner? But, not sure, as my memory is not all that good..lol..It may have been a couple yrs earlier, as I was about 7 or 8. She was a waitress there her name was Josephin Harris?..Bright red hair. and about 5' tall. I would greatly appreciat an email from anyone who may remember her?
I grew up on north sixth street my house was right next to the lackawana tracks. I used to go to rallos for pizza with friends. I remember when most of that block was torn down to make way for an exxon station. Im not sure of the name of the bakery, but I thought their black and white cookies were the best!
exactly what prompted the horse-through-the-window incident? I asked my mom, a patron of Brohmann's, but she's not sure. Thinks it may have had something to do with a parade?
Our dds. was Dr. Jos. Hosker, whose office was upstairs from the Carteret Bank across the street (with the square revolving clock out front). I remember as a child going to his office and seeing the windows boarded-up in the store.
Forgive me if this question has been addressed before.
I understand that the horse was towing a wagon down North Seventh toward Orange when it bolted.
When it went through the window a few customers, some in the midst of changing ran like hell.
Someone told me that one of Newark's finest shot the horse but The horse just stood up and the surprised cop emptied his 38 into the Horse. What ever it's a great story.
Dr Hosker also visited Joe Boyle's Tavern on occasion and was discussing the day with my dear old Dad who was suffering from a toothache. The Doc had him sit in the phone booth and pulled the tooth after Dad had prepared himself with a little liquid anesthesia that came with the boilermaker he was drinking.
True Story. You can't make this stuff up.
Dick, I believe you're correct, it was a peddler's wagon the horse was pulling. The horse was badly injured as I remember and a short while later one of Newark's finest walked over from the precinct with a rifle and we all knew what that meant. I was there with Donny Plaugic and we left as soon as we saw him coming, we felt sorry for the horse and didn't want to see that.
I saw our young Mister Schultz waiting outside the dress store where he works this morning. The manager came at the 10 am opening time and gave our young Norman the keys to open. Good to see that his lay-off is apprently over. Still is at Dunkin Donuts every morning at 6 am. A chain smoker still.
Norman's store specializes in dresses for Big women, up to size 36. I will give a warning about the runaway horses to our little Jackie. His re-hiring
might spark an international stimulus to the economy and a rise in stock at Dunkin Donuts.
I really like seeing these old photo's In 1961 we jusst moved from 4th st. between orange and 7th ave to 7th st. between park and 6th ave 237 .walking those few blocks to that corner where brohams store was.never heard about the window that ran into the horse till i came on this site.spent alot of saturday afternoons at the plaza 25cents and spend all afternoon. cartoons 2 movies