Classic photos courtesy of John from WISL1480.com
Location: 700 South 4th Street, Hamburg, PA
Another 50's styled Acme to feast our eyes on thanks to John and his travels around Pennsylvania! This is another extraordinary find. As you can see right off the bat, the store hasn't changed much since opening in May 16, 1960. It is looking a little sad and run down in the photo above but when we move in for a closer look, you can see much of the exterior is freshly painted and has been well maintained.
Looking much better here. It's really the brick wall across the front that is showing it's age so badly. Perhaps a good power wash could freshen it up.
This building is nearly identical to the abandoned Woodstown store. You can see the awning is an exact match...
The former bread delivery door is along the left side the Hamburg store. We'll head inside shortly.
The space looks to have been divided into two store fronts. Not sure what occupies this half of the store. Looks like the Salvation Army from the sign in the window.
The produce delivery doors converted to windows. Some sort of drop box has been added next to the original windows.
Additional windows and a couple of doors have been added along the side. The sides and back of the store have been cleaned up much better than the front.
Stairs have been added up to the compressor room doors. The beam over the door has apparently been removed. The former Brick Township store has a nearly identical back with the compressor beam still in place...
Loading docks still intact.
Heading around to the entrance...
Real carpets are likely covering up scars left by the magic carpets.
The former bread delivery door there in green.
The aisles of the Dollar General run parallel to the front of the store, the opposite way of Acme's aisles.
The interior has been renovated from floor to ceiling but still has that undeniable Acme-feel to it.
Along the back where the Meat Department used to be located.
Notice the abandoned train cars behind the store.
A close-up of the rusting train.