Sunday, January 3, 2016

Curious Ephemera from Busnesses Local to Highbridge Park from the Distant Past

This is a receipt from January 25th, 1889 for funeral arrangements by L. Sanger, located at the northwest corner of 10th Ave. (now, Amsterdam) and 156th St., for one Alexander Hutcheon.  Total cost for the services provided was $161.70.

L. Sanger was an undertaker known in the Washington Heights area during the 1870s to near the end of the century. If anyone has more information on them please comment.

Above we have an advertising blotter for L. Horvath, General Manager of his establishement where he repaired bicycles, victrolas, phonographs, and baby carriages; bought, sold & exchanged bicycles; rented bicycles by the hour or day; made custom radios & ground skates.  Now there is a mouthful of services.  His establishment was located at 2240 Amsterdam Ave. between 171st and 172nd Streets.
Where is he now that we need him.  This was clearly from the early days of the 20th century. Does anyone remember this establishment?

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