12 thoughts on “SE Powell & 39th Avenue, 1937

  1. Another great scene from the past. Suspenders, hats, the bench outside the shop, miniature traffic lights and two competing oil companies on just about every corner (with a mini-mart!).

  2. In my day, this was Mama Mia’s pizza and 27 cent gallon gas and a 13 cent pack of cigarettes…

  3. I seem to recall the 76 still there in 1964 when they were passing out those little round Styrofoam 76 logo antenna balls.

  4. I recall that there was one of those magnificent Regal gas stations on the NE corner of this intersection. They sold everything from chaise lounges to yard tools here.Located on the SW corner was Pierries Italian deli. I’ll never forget the wonderful aroma that would hit you as you walked thru the front door. We used to buy the most excellent pizzas here that were cut into small squares rather than triangular as is the norm. My folks also used to buy minnestrone in glass gallon containers. They knew the owner as they all grew up together in the Italian neighborhood near Commerce high school, which is now of course Cleveland.

  5. I can’t see the Pierries building in the photo. Their pizza is one of those memories I dearly miss. Any family members out there? Please bring back the pizza of my dreams.

  6. The 1935 picture of this corner showed it as a different oil company but the bench in front was there.

    Tried to link that vp entry but my post never appeared?

  7. I so agree with Joan..Loved Pierre’s pizza! Very different from anything around now. It was also the coolest real deli around. Closest thing to that now is Martinotti’s deli downtown.

  8. I do remember Loris Pieri. I worked for him in high school at his restaurant and a some at the deli. Great pizza to eat and make, especially in the squares. Always think of him when I heading by those two buildings.

  9. Pierre had the best pizza ever. As a young woman I loved going to Pierre and Rosa’s Deli. The smells were Devine.

  10. I miss Pierre’s REAL ITALIAN sausages. My family shopped there for 4 generations. I got so spoiled that I can’t eat any other sausage nor have I eaten Italian sausage since. They never put that nasty fennel in it, and it was steeped in flavor. I would love to find out if any of the family members are still making that sausage. I would pay any amount of money for it.

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