Thursday, July 31, 2008

photo 21: sears' drive thru keys

Here is a convenience you never knew you needed: a drive thru key booth. Of the beautiful dinosaurs along Lawrence Ave -- including the sweaty Aragon Ballrooom and Capone's Green Mill -- this flimsy building might be my favorite. It's a satellite service of the old school Sears department store located on Lawrence one block further west; I love their window mannequin displays. This Sears, man oh man, makes me nostalgic for a decade in which I've never lived; it smells like TV dinners and tastes like Eisenhower. Nobody will ever designate a drive thru key kiosk a national landmark, so I must designate it a national landmark of my heart.