Third time’s a mystery

It’s already been explained to me that the gleaming while terra cotta buildings are former Jewel Grocers from the 1930s.

Devon Avenue - Kamdar Plaza groceries

But what could these have been?
3rd cousin
W. Belmont Avenue

Bryn Mawr
W. Bryn Mawr Avenue

Devon Avenue
Devon Avenue

They’re all variations on the same theme. A chain? An architect recycling a good idea? Or something else?

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6 thoughts on “Third time’s a mystery

  1. I’m guessing that it was just a developer who built the same thing over and over, much like today. Or someone copied something that they liked and was successful….

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