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Title [Al Deppe's Restaurant]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date February 4, 1955
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Front view of Al Deppe's Restaurant at 851 Arthur Kill Road in Greenridge, Staten Island. A sign extends the length of the roof: "SOFT SHELL CRABS - HOME MADE FRANKS - LUNCH BAR - SEA GRILL - RESTAURANT". The Clam Bar is partially visible at right, and the Skyway Restaurant is partially visible in the background at left.
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History For many years, Al Deppe's was a popular restaurant in Greenridge, Staten Island, located at the corner of Richmond Avenue and Arthur Kill Road. The business began as a roadside balloon stand. To expand, a remodeled chicken coop was moved to the site for cooking and selling hot dogs, served on rolls from nearby Holtermann's Bakery. In the 1920s the business had no running water or electricity, but kerosene, ingenuity and visits to a local ice house kept the food coming and the customers happy. When Al Deppe's closed in 1966 it had an expanded menu and "fun" like pinball machines and carnival games such as skeeball.
Earliest Date 1955
Latest Date 1955
Subjects Restaurants
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Deppe, Alfred J.
Catalog Number 79.022.1192
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, November 2014.
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