Boots Drive-in (former), 120 South Garrison Avenue
Backstory and Context
Robert (Bob) Boots had very fond memories about his restaurant describing it as the “symbol of the lustrous, upbeat, high-energy post war years, the likes of which may never come again (1)." Not only did the diner serve meals but also was home to a radio program called Breakfast at the Crossroads of America hosted by James (Lee) Crocker who interviewed U. S. 66 & 71 travelers as well as locals. Boots Drive-In closed in 1970.
The drive-up portico on the northside of the building is an addition made by the financial institution that now occupies the former drive-in restaurant.
Text by Malorie Menefee, Powers Museum, Fall 2017.
Boots, Robert A. "Boots Drive-In added definition to its time," Carthage Press, December 18, 2000, page 5A (1).
Powers Museum Vertical File: Boots Drive-In
All images former Powers Museum exhibit images.