And the Answer is…

19 Nov

On Friday I posted the photo below and challenged you to Name That Place.

I thought it was a “gift” to all of you, it would be that easy to identify. But maybe we all aren’t up on our city history as we should be. No one was able to identify the place in question. No one knew that the “gift” had to do with the history of the place.

There just aren’t that many saloons in this town anymore where a starving writer can create in a “nurturing atmosphere.”

It seems Ludwig Bemelman did a lot of writing in saloons. He has a bar named after him about sixty blocks north in the Carlyle Hotel, while  back on 18th Street, O’ Henry got his own “Way.”

 

2 Responses to “And the Answer is…”

  1. foodsexfashion November 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    I didn’t see the original photo challenge but I could have named it in 3 seconds!!! Spent many hours there!

  2. Gregory Lorenz November 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    that settles it, i need to spend more time in more taverns!

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