Saturday, August 11, 2012
Here's "Capt. Frank's Sea Food House", at the end of the 9th Street Pier in Cleveland Ohio (photo from June 1959). Apparently Capt. Frank's was a pretty popular eatery - depending on who you ask. You can find online comments that range from "Yum!" to "Terrible". As always, the cars help to make this photo a lot of fun.
If any of you are familiar with the 1984 Jim Jarmusch film, "Stranger than Paradise" (a movie I love), you can see Captain Frank's in the background as our main characters arrive on a brutally cold winter day. This is apparently the view from the other side of the building.
"Covey's Little America" was an oasis of comfort and convenience for weary travelers passing through the great state of Wyoming. As you can see, the sign says that there are 55 gas pumps, which made it the largest gas station in America. In 1963 the name was changed to "Holder's Little America", and the place is still thriving today. See some vintage postcards and some more Covey's history here and here!