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Milton in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Broadway Lunch / Sunseri's Fruit Market

Capitol Theater Tribute

 
 
The Broadway Lunch / Sunseri's Fruit Market Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 6, 2021
1. The Broadway Lunch / Sunseri's Fruit Market Marker
Inscription.  
[left side]
Above — upper left photo is the interior of the Broadway Lunch, which was opened in 1923 by George Callos, standing to the left. Peter D. Pappas was his partner. The Golfieris acquired the business in 1946. They are in the right photo, Liz, on the left, then husband Gene, along with employee Becky Stump.

In the photo below, in the left building, the restaurant was on the left side while Sunseri's Fruit Market occupied the right portion. That building was situated along Broadway in the area of the present-day Milton Savings Bank.

[center]
Above — A convention of the Milton BPOE Elks Lodge in 1913. That structure stands today at the eastern corner of Bound Avenue and Broadway, across the street from this site.

Below — Kurtz's Food Market, located at 58 Broadway.
Below, to the right, is Glenn Limbaugh, who operated Limbaugh's Bakery at 54 Broadway.

[right side]
Top photo — after the Elks moved to N. Front St. in the early 1920's, "Doc" Keeley opened a drugstore at the former Elks location. Also, Birdie Kase, above, operated a cigar/candy store in the corner structure
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(with the Legionaire Theater billboard on top.) Below — the Flora Elizabeth Restaurant, once located in the YMCA building.
 
Erected by Milton Historic Downtown Walking Tour.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 41° 1.223′ N, 76° 51.211′ W. Marker is in Milton, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is on Broadway Street (Pennsylvania Route 254) just west of South Arch Street (Pennsylvania Route 405), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near the sidewalk, in the Capitol Theater Tribute Plaza, former site of the Capitol Theater. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Broadway Street, Milton PA 17847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Milton Symphony Orchestra (here, next to this marker); Broadway House / Milton YMCA (here, next to this marker); The Capitol Theater (here, next to this marker); Capitol Theater Tribute (here, next to this marker); The Hastings Printing Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clinger Lumber Company / Kepler Brothers Trucking Company (about 300 feet away); The L.M. & W. Trolley Company (about 400 feet away); Milton's Railroads (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Related markers.
Marker detail: Milton BPOE Elks Lodge, 1913 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Milton BPOE Elks Lodge, 1913
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Milton Historic Downtown Walking Tour
 
Also see . . .
1. Elks Lodge • 48 Broadway.
This building is at the southeast corner of Broadway and Bound Avenue, across from the Broadway House hotel.
(Submitted on February 5, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Broadway Lunch & Sunseri Fruit Market.
In the 1920s they began delivering sandwiches and drinks at the train station for the waiting passengers. Later, they opened a restaurant on Front St. known as the Alco (American Lunch Company) and two others in Sunbury.
(Submitted on February 5, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marker detail: The Broadway Lunch<br>& Sunseri's Fruit Market image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: The Broadway Lunch
& Sunseri's Fruit Market
Marker detail: Kurtz’s Food Market image. Click for full size.
4. Marker detail: Kurtz’s Food Market
Marker detail: Flora Elizabeth Restaurant image. Click for full size.
5. Marker detail: Flora Elizabeth Restaurant
The Broadway Lunch / Sunseri's Fruit Market Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 6, 2021
6. The Broadway Lunch / Sunseri's Fruit Market Marker
(looking east • South Arch Street & Broadway Street intersection in right background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 5, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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