Bronze Lantern

Bronze Lantern tavern
at nw corner of Williams Avenue and Edwards Road.

Bronze Lantern tavern ca. 1940s.
Bronze Lantern tavern and Edwards Road and Williams Avenue.

The Bronze Lantern Cafe was located at the northwest corner of Williams Avenue and Edwards Road. Today, a Gold Star chili parlor sits at that spot. This photo shows a crowd outside the tavern, watching water shoot from a fireplug, apparently broken by the automobile shown sitting on the sidewalk.

In January 1950, the tavern was raided by state agents, who discovered evidence of a bookmaking operation.

This 1971 advertisement shows a Bronze Lantern at 5141 Montgomery Road.
This may be the same business.
Bronze Lantern Cocktail Lounge ad ca. 1971