Mirrors and Glass


Here’s a shot from 1953, and you can see the sign in the upper left of the photo, in the blue band. There is a hanging sign at street level as well. From this image I can deduce that the company name was “J.E. BERKOWITZ MIRRORS AND GLASS”.

Founded in 1920 by Jacob Berkowitz as a glass silvering business. The company, still in business, moved across the Delaware to New Jersey in 1972.

Interesting to note the sign for the Horn and Hardart (left foreground of the above photo) that has now also been covered up by paint or stucco. Empty lot in front of the sign is now the Continental, seen below.

Another view, from 1972. Sign still clearly visible.

Second and Market Street [map]

PhillyHistory.org. Philadelphia Department of Records. 27 November 2007. <http://www.phillyhistory.org>.

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