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Glascott's in the 1950s

Glascott's in the 1950s

The bar provided a stage for the boys to watch their dad work, and they admired the way he policed the neighborhood, sending those too drunk to drive home with friends or in taxis, giving those who were at loose ends a place to connect. "A lot of these guys were tradesmen and they lived in tiny apartments, no windows, so the tavern became their living room," Bob Glascott said. "Dad always said, people will drink in good times and they'll drink in bad times. He was the king of the castle, my father."