720 Garrison Ave., Bronx, New York. This photo might be from 1960. When I worked at Hodge & Hammond, in the 1980s,
the neighborhood had declined, crime had risen, and the building had become a kind of fortress.
The big panes of glass had been largely bricked over.

The photo below shows (left to right) my father’s brother, Allen King Hammond, Ray Jacobi
(a Hodge & Hammond salesman, formerly a batboy for Babe Ruth’s Yankees),
and my father’s father.