|Half-page ad from the May 23, 1928 Lorain Times-Herald|
PUBLIC INVITED TO INSPECT NEW SANDWICH SHOP
Spanish Style Structure Opposite Lorain Country Club One of Most Magnificent in Ohio; 10-Piece Band to Play for Three-Day Opening
After seven months of thorough construction, "The Pueblo," most magnificent barbecue sandwich shoppe in Lorain county and one of the most beautiful in Ohio, opens Wednesday evening and will continue its formal opening through Thursday and Friday.
"The Pueblo" is situated just opposite the Lorain country club at Stop 109, one mile west of Lorain on the Lake-rd. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McFadden are the proprietors and have taken up their residence on the second floor of the structure.
The building was designed by McFadden, one of Lorain's leading architects for the past nine years. The idea was born in his mind during a trip through the south west last winter. While down in the southern extremity of California, Mr. and Mrs. McFadden stayed at a pueblo hotel for a week and from there came the majority of ideas which are incorporated in "The Pueblo."
Barbecue sandwiches, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and fountain service will be rendered at all hours according to McFadden. Special music will be presented on the three opening nights. A ten piece orchestra will entertain guests. Throughout the remainder of the year entertainment will be furnished by radio and orthophonic victrola.
One of the features of the cuisine is barbecue chicken. The chickens are roasted over the barbecue coals and may be taken home by the purchaser. The barbecue building is situated 30 feet from "The Pueblo." This is most modern in design and one of the most efficient on the market. The machinery is electrically operated and the barbecue is self-basting. The grease is dripped onto a pan which rotates and pours its contents over the meat continuously to keep the roast fresh, juicy and tender.
Ten or twelve girls and young men will be in "The Pueblo" to serve patrons constantly. Girls will be dressed in the bright colored garments of sunny Spain. An experienced caterer will be in charge of the kitchen.
"The Pueblo" has a capacity of 70 persons. Booths, capable of seating from four to six persons, line the west walls of the interior with several tables along the east side. There is also counter service. The kitchen is at the rear of the barbecue shoppe.
In the front to either side are situated ladies and gentlemen's rest rooms.
The building was completed at a cost of more than $25,000 according to McFadden and all architectural work was done by the owner. It was started in October, 1927. McFadden maintains offices at the Black River Lumber company, 28th-st and Fulton-rd.
The building is of two-story type with full basement. It has dimensions of 32 feet by 56 feet. The outer walls are constructed of gyplap or fireproof material covered with three coats of California stucco, the outer coat of which is in three colors, blue, brown and ivory. The entire first floor is devoted to the dining room and kitchen while the upper story comprises living quarters for the McFadden family.
The heating plant, an American radiator vapor system, is in the basement. The most modern plumbing and electrical work is installed in "The Pueblo."
Two highpowered flood lights of 4,000 watt are on two poles in front of the establishment. When lighted at night they give the barbecue a daylight appearance. They also light the surrounding parking space which can handle an unlimited number of automobiles.
****Another page of the Times-Herald that day included a photo of the Pueblo’s owners.
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