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I have a very old silver plated cream pitcher from the Leighton Cafeteria in San Francisco. Am trying to find out any information regarding this establishment.
-- Melanie Hylton (email@example.com), December 27, 2001
Any more context there? Does it have a label that says that? Is there anything else on it?
I came up blank searching Leighton + cafeteria + san francisco. There is a Leighton who's a prominent Zen priest, but I doubt he's running a cafeteria.
Would you take an off the wall allusion to "Identity Crisis" from Star Trek TNG? Probably not ......
-- Miss Rosa (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 2001.
The Leighton Cafeteria was just one of many downtown cafeteria's in San Francisco in the early part of the last century. It was located at Powell & Market Street's. A postcard in my collection shows Al Morris and his Leighton's Cafeteria Orchestra. The back of the card says "Leighton Cafeterias are located in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles. 99% of the stock in The Leighton Industries Inc. is owned by the employees of the corporation, and they receive 99% of the profit." A photograph of this postcard appears on page 46 of the book "San Francisco Golden Age Postcards" published by Windgate Press of Sausalito, in 2001.
-- Glenn Koch (Glennk1112@aol.com), January 01, 2002.