The looking glass.
April 07, 1894
Image 1 The looking glass. (Atlanta, Ga.) 1894-????, April 07, 1894, Image 1
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A POTENT PULL.
SUCH IS THE SECRET OF MR. NOR
CROSS’ JUNK SHOP.
The Outrage at the Corner of Peach
tree and Marietta Streets Still
The Looking Glass has had a good
deal to say about the condition of
things at the intersection of Peachtree
and Marietta Streets, and it intends to
keep right on talking out in meeting
until something is done.
Ever since the collapse of the Nor
cross corner the pavement has been
blockaded with debris in such a man
ner as to interrupt traffic, prevent foot
passage and divert travel to other thor
The consequence has been not only a
great public annoyance and inconven
ience, but it has almost absolutely
killed trade in all directions from the
wreck. Few, if any, pass the adjacent
stores, and the consequence is that
business has fallen off for them from
50 to 90 per cent.
This sort of thing might be tolerated
for a while as a visitation of Providence,
but sufficient time elapsed long ago to
clear away the rubbish and the vic
tims are beginning to grow vociferous.
They can stand a visitation of Provi
dence, but they object to a visitation of
Hon. Jonathan Norcross is an old
and well known citizen of Atlanta. By
strict attention to the almighty dollar
he has succeeded in amassing large
wealth, the mesmeric effects of which
are exceedingly obvious in the extra
ordinary privileges he enjoys. If a
poor and humble citizen disregarded
public rights an outraged his neighbors
as he has done in this instance, the
aforesaid poor and humble citizen
would have long ago landed in the bas
Some time since the adjacent proper
ty o’’ ners petitioned counsel to compel
Mr Norcross to remove his brick-a
brac from the pavement and open a
passage for pedestrians. This has been
done simply by piling the vast heap of
lumber, brick and miscellaneous odds
and ends in the street. As a result the
side walk is nominally open, but the
street is blockaded to vehicles.
Moreover the huge piles of debris so
obstrncted the view that the passage
through can not be seen, except from
one point of the compas, and to all in
tents and purposes it is still blockaded.
The extraordinary deliberation with
which the wreckage has been removed
has been a matter of mingled amaze
ment and indignation. In this length
of time the ground could not only have
been thoroughly cleared, but a new
building could have been about com
pleted. The cause of this delay appears
to be the desire of Mr. Norcross to dis
pose of the old material on the ground.
A sign “Bricks for Sale,” has been con
spicuously displayed at the corner for
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