Automobilia frozen in time courtesy of your high school yearbook
Amazingly, the building still stands, although part of the wall that sticks out, under the "G" (this is the side of the building) has been chopped off. Now it's Impress Motors, a used car lot.
Opened in 1955, operated by president Ken Nowling and his brother Russ, secretary of the dealership. "At the foot of the (60-foot) Rocket Tower".
Directly across the street is the world famous former Harvey's Broiler, or whats left of it. Bob's Broiler is a reincarnation after the partial demo of Harvey's/Johnie's.
Known in other places as Shoney's (Memphis) and Kip's Big Boy (Dallas).
Big Boy is a while other topic that is very interesting. Elias Bros was my local franchise. Shoneys split off was no longer affiliated.
How do you guys do that? Always interesting vis a vis current building usage and history.Harveys/Johnys Broiler is indeed interesting from what little I know. As is 'Big Boy'. They were Kips in the Tulsa area. Shoneys morphed out of Sambos here when the original name became too non-PC...at least they went into Sambos locations.
I remember Shoneys as a Big Boy on trips to Tennessee as a kid. Then they went solo and we got one up here in Michigan. They located in an area that had a lot of transplants from the south. It didnt last very long. Probably because of Elias Bros dominance of the area.