Wednesday, May 26, 2010

King and John/Then and Now

The N/W corner of King and John at the turn of the century, The Arlington Hotel was located here.
This shot from the early 1960's shows Farb's Car Wash has replaced the hotel.
King Street in the winter of 1961 looking west from John Farb's Car Wash ("The World's Finest") is on the right. A closer look at the south side reveals Authors and Cox sellers of medical trusses (hernia belts) crutches, supporters and invalid chairs. Behind, peaking out is a sign for Wilcox Signs, still in business and now located on Dundas near Dufferin.
The same view in 2010