|Old Custom House photo courtesy of Tom DiLuzio.|
Fans of Ace Frehley had premium spots on the Custom House stairs on when Ace headlined Celebrate Erie on August 18, 2012. The stage was set up in the middle of State Street just north of this shot. Mayor Joe Sinnott joined Ace on stage to sing "New York Groove."
The building on the right, the old Cashier's House at 419 State Street, was occupied by the Erie Drug Company when this photograph was taken. Emmett D. Hurley was the president of Erie Drug Co., and William Webster was manager of this wholesale drug company. Two sets of trolley tracks run in the center of State Street in the foreground of this picture.
The building on the left, behind the Old Custom House, was occupied by the Lawrence Welding & Blacksmith Company at 11 East 4th Street. The business was owned by Peter Lawrence.
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