Englewood Makes History

Places (67 total)

  • Taylor Bliss House.jpg

    The Taylor Bliss house was built in 1876. The architecture of the home is Victorian. Delos Bliss, the vice president at Palisade Trust and Guaranty lived there as did his daughter, Ethel Bliss. The house was purchased by the Community Synagogue of Tenafly and Englewood in 2003 and was used for religious services.

    The Englewood Historical Society worked to preserve the house in 2022. It was moved to the Eleanor Harvey Park.
  • A&P Super Market The_Record_1938_02_08_15.jpg

    The A&P opened on Palisade Avenue in 1938. The store was Englewood's first large scale self-serve grocery story. Founded by George Gilman in 1859, by 1930 A&P was the largest retailer in the world and had captured a significant share of the country's "grocery" market. The consolidation of grocery retail markets into the hands of a few mega corporations gradually put most of the country's small grocery stores out of business, including my great grandfather's grocery store in Philadelphia. My great grandfather, like many grocers around the country, went out of business and went to work for the A&P.
  • Misery Mile.jpg

    An area of Englewood centered on Jay street stretching from the railroad tracks on the east to MacKay Park on the west. The housing in this area had deteriorated greatly by the early 1960s and most of this area's residents lived below the povery line. The area had become known as the heat of Englewood's "slums." One white landlord or "slumlord" owned most of the neighborhood's houses, which were referred to as "shacks."
  • Smalbein's Bakery.png
  • Ben's Barber Shop.png

    Ben's Barbershop was a barber shop created by Ben Peters in 1957. It became a community center for local men.
  • Brennon's Barber Shop.png

    Brennon's Barber Shop was run by William E. Brennon. He opened in 1962. The shop became a community hub for African American men from towns in the nearby vicinity.
  • Englewood Theater.png

    The Englewood Movie Theater was created around 1914 and was open until the 1960s. It became a meeting ground for many political and community meetings.
  • Dave's Luncheonette.png
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    Owned by Thomas Moschetto
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