Re: Ogletown and Brookside
thanks for the post, danny! i grew up in Brookside, right on Brookside Blvd. lived there for many years, have alot of great memories. i remember all the things you listed (and then some!) if i come across any old pictures i will get in touch with you.
too bad that area has really gone downhill in recent years. i know there are still some nice folks living there but it is nothing like it once was. my parents lived there from 1955 until just this year- 54 years !! we are now selling the house but i will always have fond memories of Brookside.... "back in the day"
here are a few you might remember:
there was a small italian restaurant right where the on-ramp from rt 4 east to rt 273 east ramp is now- across from the mr donut.
the original kiddie world- before it moved across marrows rd.
colony inn restaurant at the far end of brookside shopping center- where happy harry's is now. it was a free-standing structure, not attached to the shopping center. back in the day, it was considered fine dining (!!) and one of the nicest places to eat in all of Delaware (!!)
the "haunted" house on marrows road, next to where the toyota dealer is now.
the horse racing track where bennigan's is (was) and the KFC at marrows rd and rt 273.
the old morton salt factory where porter ford is now- next to 84 Lumber.
I fully support the arrest and deportation of all