Arena Restaurant Menu circa 1910

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On July 13, 2015, I had posted an interior view of C.L. Schweitzer’s Arena Restaurant located at 93 Market Street in downtown Newark. The interior was decorated in the French 18th century style , including pilasters with gilded capitals, delicate plasterwork and beautifully ornamented walls. The vaulted dining room ceiling had stained glass sky lights.

Recently, I acquired the menu pictured here. Usually, the prices are what capture the attention until the realization hits that the majority of workers, in 1910, made around one dollar per day. Therefore, this establishment was designed, literally and figuratively,to serve an affluent clientele. However, since early twentieth century Newark was full of restaurants at all price points this was unlikely to cause a hardship to anyone wishing to find an affordable place to eat.img_5068.

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One thought on “Arena Restaurant Menu circa 1910

  1. You don’t see shad on a menu now. I wonder if it was caught locally.

    On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Newark’s Attic wrote:

    > johnlipari posted: ” On July 13, 2015, I had posted an interior view of > C.L. Schweitzer’s Arena Restaurant located at 93 Market Street in downtown > Newark. The interior was decorated in the French 18th century style , > including pilasters with gilded capitals, delicate plaste” >

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