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Updated: 09/21/2013 08:00:03AM

Earlier Englewood buildings remembered

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY DIANA HARRIS

Lou Wood’s casino building, across from Englewood’s public beach, housed his White Elephant Restaurant where Mrs. Brown made her locally famous ham sandwiches and navy bean soup. The building remains and is called the White Elephant. Photo 1952

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A few longtime local residents look back and share some early Englewood memories.

• Jack Tate: “I can remember when we came here in 1926, there were horses housed under the building that now’s Kelly’s Tavern. That was on the east side. Then I think a garage took over the stable area. I also remember a small barbershop being there. There were living quarters up above. I don’t think it became a tavern until the 1930s. I remember for a long time it was Whyte’s Tavern. They sold some food, they had a gas pump, and I think they rented rooms.”

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