"We'll go to Yonkers – where true love conquers – in the wilds, And starve together dear – in Childs"

Popular in the 1920s and 1930s, Childs Restaurant was one of the first national dining chains. The buildings that once housed Childs Restaurants are known for their interesting architecture, such as intricate terracotta details. 

Unfortunately, only a handful of the former Childs Restaurants are landmarked and are therefore open to being demolished. 

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Terra cotta faces being stripped from a former Childs Restaurant on 6th avenue in Manhattan, before and after. 

 

By Katie Ipcar.