Letter of comment (1995)
Princeton Alumni Weekly, Jan. 20, 1995, p. 6.
Regarding the brick street, circa 1920, featured in your September 14th "From the Archives" photograph: For several years after graduating, I worked at the Little Gallery, at 39 Palmer Square West. It backed onto John Street, where I parked. Although the buildings have all changed since the 1920s, the narrowness and slight inclination of the street pictured suggests that it is John Street. I know that in the '20s there was a rug-washing place on John Street, as indicated in your picture. In the late 1950s a John's Shoe Repair was located at 4 John Street, just about where the picture shows a sign for J. Patalino Shoe Repair. Perhaps they were the same.
Darby Bannard '56