NORTHERN VALLEY PRESS
This article originally appeared in the Feb. 20, 2017 South edition of Northern Valley Press.
TENAFLY – It was a messy, snowy day in Tenafly when this photo was taken back in 1920. The man with the cart is standing at the corner of Washington Street and Railroad Avenue. Notice the horse pulling a sleigh on Washington Street.
Visible above the cart is a white, rectangular sign for a Washington Street business. It reads “Bakery & Lunch Room.” This was Charlie Wenger’s bakery and luncheonette. In summer months it was a favorite ice cream spot, but at this time of year the warm baked goods were what drew customers. Today there’s a three-story brick apartment building in that spot.