Galvez House in San Ignacio, formerly the Astoria Club, the Manuel Matus Store, Tony's Inn and Restaurant, among other things
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November 24, 2022

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Mike Salazar's gas station, Esso, way to the end, left of centre in the pic. First building was Mr Martin Galvezís Bulls Eye Candy Shop. Kalim Habetís building is the yellow one then Esso gas station and then Michel Chebatís house. The bar downstairs second house on the right was the Astoria. The first little house on the right was Cano's Jewelry Shop.

A look into the Astoria Club, from left to riight: Benjamine Salazar aka Pelong, Chino, Abilio Cruz, Joseph Andrews.

The Galvez building is on the left.

The Galvez building is on the left during one of the big fires in San Ignacio.
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Galvez House in San Ignacio, formerly the Astoria Club, the Manuel Matus Store, Tony's Inn and Restaurant, among other things

The Galvez house. One of the oldest houses in San Ignacio. Survived the big fires of downtown. The Galves family lived upstairs floor. Astoria Club was the lower flat. This building used to be the Astoria Club. The Astoria Club was also home to The Lions Club that many people got financial help for living a decent life. It also was Tony's Inn and Restaurant owned by Mr. Carlos Harrison. The best fry chicken, fries, and hamburgers.

An oriental Chinese restaurant was also on the ground floor before Tia San restaurant, which is there now.

Anthony Lotiff: My grandfather Henry Pooh use to sell his vegetables on the right hand corner, Astoria Club was inside, in the early sixties.

It also used to be a whore house.

Photograph by Marty Casado

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