This cinder lot drive-in sat on Kanawha
Blvd where Captain Ds sits today. The building you see to the
right would go on to become Barracks, and today it's the site
of Appalachian Tire Co. You can see just the top edge
of the new Municipal Auditorium right above the cars roof. The
fifth cute girl from the left is my Aunt Doris at age 17, which
would place this photo at 1942. She is still alive and well
today and lives on the West Side.
The drive-in didnt have a ladies room
for the employees, so the girls had to go next door to the service
station which later became Barricks. Sometimes they went
swimming right after work and used the service station to change into
their bathing suits. This building below can also be seen in
the photo above on the right.