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steve for bob
Re: the gas station that changed history
Tue Dec 5, 2017 10:12

he was living the dream

  • the gas station that changed historybob mills for sue and forum, Sun Dec 3 08:23
    Great find, Sue. I've always wondered what Hauptmann was doing in that specific area on the day he bought gas. Was he near a carpentry job? Just driving around aimlessly? The fact that he was near... more
    • Re: the gas station that changed history — steve for bob, Tue Dec 5 10:12
    • Re: the gas station that changed historySue for Bob, Sun Dec 3 11:34
      I wonder if Walter Lyle knew Hauptmann as a regular customer? Or an infrequent customer that Lyle had waited on in the past, but just didn't recognize again? Had Hauptmann been to that filling... more
      • The gas station - then and now-ishSam, Mon Dec 4 11:27
        First, have a look at the Warner-Quinlan station in the days of BRH's arrest. I clipped this from a newsreel. Here's what it looks like now (or rather in 2007, on Rich's tour).
        • Yesterday's WitnessSue for Sam, Sat Jan 6 19:18
          Sam, Compare views of the Warner-Quinlan station with your photo! This 1976 documentary by Christian Blackwood is called "Yesterday's Witness," See 42:44 frame for picture of the gas station. The... more
      • warner-quinlanbob mills for sue, Sun Dec 3 13:07
        Lexington and 127th St. isn't exactly around the corner from where Hauptmann lived, so you're probably right that he had more of a reason to be in that neighborhood than just buying gas. I remember... more
        • Re: warner-quinlanAnonymous, Mon Dec 11 18:37
          "I remember reading (can't remember where) that several people connected tangentially to the LKC worshiped at the Birritella church, including Jacob Nosovitzky (not his real name, apparently) and... more
        • Church on East 127th Street & ConnectionsSue for Bob, Tue Dec 5 22:46
          Wayne Jones book covers the characters who attended The Temple of Divine Power. A lot of occultic connections in the Lindbergh case. Anne attended a seance in the baby's nursery, according to Berg. I ... more
        • why Warner-Quinlan?Richard E Sloan, Mon Dec 4 13:47
          Could be that it was such a large station that it sold gas cheaper than stations in da Bx.
          • warner-quinlanbob mills for richard and forum, Tue Dec 5 04:39
            Possibly, but it strikes me that a guy who was speculating in the stock market wouldn't be influenced by a penny or two per gallon difference between stations. It's also possible that he had gotten... more
            • gasRichard E Sloan, Tue Dec 5 08:46
              It sure is a mystery. one of so many in the case.
              • Fredericksen's Bakery UntenantedSue for Richard, Tue Dec 5 22:35
                Great pictures from these Rockland County newspapers! "To Lease for Bakery with Oven" Harry T. F. Johnson 28 E. Kingsbridge Rd. SED.3-4600 Bakery in Hauptmann Case -- Untenanted, the former bakery of ... more
                • bakery photoRichard E Sloan, Wed Dec 6 00:26
                  Thanx, Sue, for the pic of the one-time bakery, but that's the only one I have. I;ll have to ask Falzini if any of the scrapbook's of Thelma Miller that I didnt get to look at before she donated them ... more
        • Fisch's and the gas sta.Richard Sloan, Mon Dec 4 10:30
          Steve Romeo and I drove around the corner and Fisch's apt. was long gone. I think a bus terminal is there now? Do you recall, Steve?
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