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There once was a Par Travel Service, written without the initial "j," that was located at 286 Fifth Avenue between 1993 and 1997. Was this the very same J. Par Travel Service that Gerry captured sometime in the 1990s? I certainly had high hopes when I headed out to the address. But there is nothing at this location that resembles the buildings in Gerry's illustration. Neither did a search for its former neighbors, Valerio Grocery and Mayra's Beauty Salon, turn up anything. But these lavishly-adorned window frames, the ones to the right of the air shaft! That stone carving of a man's face in profile featured in the pediment above the third-story window, that detail will surely appear during one of my walks, leading me closer to finding the former location of J. Par Travel, complete with the initial "j."