Looking north on Van Duzer Street from corner of Beach Street - 1926 vs. today
The building on the right side was still standing when I was a kid. On the Beach Street side (unseen) was a dry cleaners and a pet store. We'd always stop and look in the window on the way up from shopping in Stapleton.
northeast corner of Van Duzer and Beach Streets 1926 vs. todayRoulston's was a Brooklyn based grocery store chain that collapsed when the owner died.
looking north along Van Duzer from the corner of Prospect Street
1923 vs. today
That large building on the right is indeed the long gone German Club (along with the Germans of Staten Island). I was told that the large hall was where the giant painting of Christ's ascension behind the altar at Trinity Lutheran was prepared there as it was the only available place big enough at the time.