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Curb Service: 1942

Curb Service: 1942

July 1942. "Chevy Chase, Maryland. Serving supper to motorists at an A&W Hot Shoppes restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue, just over the District line." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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This Hot Shoppe was at the intersection of Western Avenue (the D.C. line) and Wisconsin Avenue. Western connected you to Chevy Chase Circle. The D.C. Transit streetcar line on Wisconsin Avenue ended at this location and their tracks basically went around the Hot Shoppe! There was a large shopping center just cross the way and a Woodward & Lothrop department store just across Wisconsin Avenue on the Maryland side of the line. A busy spot indeed.

My First Drive In

Was an A&W root beer stand here in Dayton. My wife took me to get an idea of what it was like eating in the car.

The reason? Because I had had seen it in American movies as a kid and wanted to try it.

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