Next: Roseville Avenue.  During the '60s, the Rexall Drug Store dominated the intersection.  Looking north, we can see some of the shops lining the avenue: a little jeweler shop run by a nice lady in a wheelchair whose name escapes me; Tetta the shoemaker, who employed me for while when I was 13.  Farther down was the big parking lot between Roseville and Seventh Street, and past that the railroad switching tower, then the White Circle hamburger joint on the corner of Seventh Avenue


Across from Rexall's was the National Newark & Essex Bank, and next to that, of course, was the famous Gruning's ice cream emporium, followed by Tilmes, the Stationer.  A block we all frequented frequently!


Across Roseville Avenue was the Roseville Trust, and beyond it the Franklin Title and Trust Co.  Still farther was good old Bodholt's Diner, and finishing off the block was the Roseville Methodist Church.


Looking across Orange Street, we see the Wonder Bar.  In an apartment above lived our friends the Carlin family.  Looking down the block we can see Tillman the Jeweler, Flowers by Rupp and Ratner's Confectionery, among others.


Up on the corner of Myrtle Avenue was the office of Dr. Sinoway, I believe it was, and next to him the Tivoli Cleaners (later home to a Dairy Queen) and a paint store. 


Across Myrtle avenue, Moy Bing's has relocated from the second floor of the Rexall Drug building.  Beyond it are Rafferty's appliance store and a bakery that would later become an excellent Irish bakery.


Next corner was Humboldt Street.  This apartment building later housed the nuns of St. Rose when the highway took their old convent.  Next door was Harry & Benny's, aka H&B, where there was always a delivery bike with a big basket parked outside (though not apparent in this photo).  Next to that was Katz the Furrier, in whose doorway we St. Rose students would occasionally smooch before school.


Back on the north side, the aforementioned Roseville Methodist Church dominated the corner of Bathgate Place until St. Rose of Lima Church was built nearly across the street, on the corner of Humboldt Street.  Beyond it sits an ivy-covered building that completely mystifies me.  Somebody will know what it is.


Looking down Bathgate Place we can see the rear side of the Roseville Armory.  On hot days the doors were opened, and often we could sneak in and climb around the tanks parked inside.  Never could get one started, though.


Across Bathgate was good old Uncle Sam's Shoe Store, where in 1964 I bought my first pair of Beatle boots for $9.99.  Down the block was the Food Fair, then the Tivoli Theater.  The movie advertized on the marquee is "Return to Peyton Place," which no doubt irritated Monsignor Carney, who eventually succeeded in putting the theater out of business. 

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