view of Salandra, Matera, Basilicata, Italy by Antonio DiPersia

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Silver Dollar Inn - Tasker Street, Philadelphia

In a previous post I mentioned the fact that Michael Ambruso, son of Giuseppe, owned a tavern on Tasker Street in Philadelphia.  Thanks to his great granddaughter, Marie Collins of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, we now know the name of the tavern.  It was the Silver Dollar Inn.  Marie sent these great photos of the tavern.  She said that her grandfather, Joseph Ambruso ran the tavern with his father, Michael, and that his family lived on Tasker Street above the tavern.  According to cousin Tom Gagliardi, the wives would cook upstairs and send the food down to the bar using a dumb waiter.

I’m not sure who is who in these photos, so if anyone can identify relatives, please send me an e-mail or attach a comment to this post.  What stories do you have to share about the Silver Dollar Inn?

Extra:  Dan Collins just informed me that the short guy on the far left is his grandfather, Joseph Eugene Ambruso. 

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