Apple Annie's at Church Street Station - Original Look - Postcard Front
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This is the front of a postcard produced with images of the original configuration of Apple Annie's Courtyard before Phineas Phoggs Balloonery (Disco) broke through at the end of the hall on the right and The Exchange broke through at the back eliminating the fire and water fountain and the bandstand (and the band).
The top image is looking into Apple Annie's Courtyard after walking into the entrance. Lili Marlene's Aviators Pub is junt to the right, Rosie O'Grady's is to the left. You can see the refurbished lighting fixtures acquired fron European churches being demoslished. You can see the beautiful Victorian style bird cage on the left - the home of Sazerac Sam - everybody's favorite parrot.
The left bottom image is of the back wall of Apple Annie's with the magnificent fire and water fountain. This was removed and the wall taken down to allow access to the shopping and dining wing called The Exchange. The bandstand also faded away as did the wonderful house band "Mother's Choice."
The right bottom image is of the wing that extended to the right in the back of Apple Annie's beyond the bandstand. You can see the lush vegetation - banana trees, palm trees and more. You can see the antique gas lights hanging from the ceiling. The back wall was eventually removed to provide access to Phineas Phoggs Balloonery (Disco). To the right about half way down was access to the rest rooms which were shared by Lili Marlene's Aviators Pub and Apple Annie's Courtyard guests. The phone booths outside the restroom were unusual but immediately identifiable to Catholics - they were old, ornate, wood, confessionals from churches in Europe.