This is the worst kind of Mystery Building— the kind that no longer exists. This Great Wall of Melon Street stood for seven decades but got no goddamn respect. Here’s one of those times when a building got demolished without any thought of the future. If this thing still stood, it would be the hottest loft condo building EVER.
In its heyday, the J&J Trestle Inn featured pregnant strippers with gunshot wounds jiggling their flesh morosely for the marks at the bar, who looked on as they reached distractedly into a foggy jar loaded with pickled pigs’ feet for a snack. Today’s Trestle Inn still has ladies dancing for the crowd—and still serves pickled pigs’ feet—but the similarities pretty much end there.