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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0039
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Candy and cigar counter
TITLE   Olympia Confectionery
DESCRIPTION   View of the Olympia Confectionery counter located in the Nueces Hotel lobby at 602 Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, Texas. Vasilios K. Hrissikopoulos, pictured at center, owned the Olympia along with his nephew Charlie. Cafe tables, a waiter, and two customers are visible at the back of the room. Hard candy can be seen in jars on shelves on the rear wall. Note the cooling coils exposed inside the candy counter and the gaming machine on the counter. The Olympia was a favorite gathering place for teenagers at the time this photograph was taken. The opposite side of this room can be viewed in negative 976:0021:0100.
PERSONAL NAME   Hrissikopoulos, Vasilios K., d. 1971. (aacr2)
SUBJECT   Confectioneries. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Lobbies. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Merchants. (lctgm)
Tobacco shops. (lctgm)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)
Women. (lcsh)