The Child’s restaurant chain started with one lower Manhattan “lunchroom” in 1898, eventually building up to dozens of locations around New York City and other Northeastern cities. This 1900 “bill of fare” features lots of forgotten foodstuffs. Mmm, butter cakes and creamed oyster on toast!
A former Child’s, built in 1923 on the Coney Island Boardwalk, was granted landmark status in 2003. What’s happening to the building now? It’s the Dreamland Roller Rink and should be open weekends starting July 19.