Fire at the Splendid Cafe

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[HSU: Special Collections, Palmquist/Yale Collection].

Looking at the streetlamps, electrical wires and fire ladder, this doesn’t appear all that long ago.  Love “Splendid” Café and am sad it is no longer with us.

If you enlarge, you’ll notice the shirtless guy under the Bell public telephone sign and firefighters focused on their job…  Apparently once upon a time we also had the Golden Horn with “Beer on tap”  and the Royal Cafe.

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13 Responses to Fire at the Splendid Cafe

  1. Nicole says:

    What an amazing picture!

  2. nan says:

    was this in Eureka?

    • Lynette M says:

      The Splendid Cafe, the Golden Horn and the Grand Hotel were all on the east side of “E” Street south of the alley between Second and Third Streets. The Royal Cafe (in the background) is the building the presently houses Ramone’s.–from another comment. Just wanted to make sure you saw it…

      • nan says:

        Well,my reminisces do not go back so far– I miss Lazio’s, Globe Imports and the original Eureka Co-op. Let’s celebrate the architecture of Old Town that has maintained much of its integrity. There are not many places that can claim that.

        • Lynette M says:

          Nan, have you been able to see the work they’re doing with the Carson Block Building? It is very cool-they’ve started removing plaster and you can see incredible architectural detail underneath. Eventually they’re bringing the facade back to how it looks in 1917. Will be gorgeous..

          • nan says:

            I watched the progress when they first started then was out of the area for awhile. I have not even noticed any more work going on. I am going to be in Old Town tomorrow–and will be right at that spot–will check it out.

  3. Milt Phegley says:

    The Splendid Cafe, the Golden Horn and the Grand Hotel were all on the east side of “E” Street south of the alley between Second and Third Streets. The Royal Cafe (in the background) is the building the presently houses Ramone’s.

  4. Julie fullerson says:

    Colorful image even in black and white. We could use a Splendid Cafe now. I miss that social environment.

  5. Robert Tuel says:

    so this is where Clark Plaza is now??

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