Merrimac Motors   
Kecoughtan Road at LaSalle Avenue, Hampton, VA

 1952 City Directory, p. 122 Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Courtesy of Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 12/10/04 Courtesy of Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 12/22/04

In 9th grade (summer of '69) I would walk to the Burger Chef on Kecoughtan ... buy two Big Chef's at 49 cents each,
then walk to Merrimac Motors and buy a nickel Coca-Cola.
For a little over a buck that was quite a meal.
I made that walk on 12/22/2004 to take the pictures .... what a change in 35 years!
Can't get a sandwich in the vacant lot, but you can still get a Coca-Cola at the Eckerd Drug store,
but the drink now costs more than the entire meal did then.
- Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 12/23/04
Thanks, Tom!
If you notice .... the 'then' shot of Merrimac Motors was taken at an elevation above the road.
Judging from the angle of the shot I would suspect that it was taken from the upper deck of B&M Drive-In
which was directly across the street.
If I had a connection with someone on the upper floor of those condos perhaps I could recreate the angle :-).
Happy Holidays to all ...
- Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 12/25/04
Great idea!  Thanks again, Tom!
Merrimac Motors on Kecoughtan Road was founded by Neil Carwile and is now operated by Pomoco
who was founded by Dois Rosser in Poquoson. .
- Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 11/10/05
Thanks, Tim!

(This page created 12/25/04 at the request of Tom Norris - HHS - '73 - of VA.)

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