Hi-Way Drive-In

Farm to Market 1355 and N. 14th Street,
Kingsville, TX 78363

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Located at the NW corner of N. 14th Street (Business Highway 77) and Farm to Market 1355. Cannot get Google to map properly.

Owned by L.E. Harvey. Parked 300 cars

The Hi-Way Drive-In opened in the late-1950’s, gone by 1961.

Contributed by Silicon Sam

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Yakima1
Yakima1 on October 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Pictures and newspaper ads seen here……..
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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 31, 2010 at 9:44 pm

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

U.S. 77 & MARKET ROAD 1355

Anyone have more info or more photos?

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 31, 2010 at 11:19 pm

The old address, FM1355 and N.14th Street didn’t Map very well, it showed the Southern United States and Central America. The new address will Map properly.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Uploaded Goggle earth from 1956 at the location on the header. After reading the comments is this the Hi-way DI? Confused???

matt54
matt54 on June 4, 2012 at 5:50 am

As Yakima1 stated, the HiWay opened in 1948 and closed in 1952, so Sam’s intro data stating it opened in the late 50’s and closed in the early 60’s needs to be corrected. Also, the photo is an aerial of the Rancho, NOT the HiWay.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 4, 2012 at 7:36 am

Hey matt54..Thanks for the update. I will delete it and will repost it under the El Rancho DI.

matt54
matt54 on June 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

hispeed, the new pic is the King’s!

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

Okay..I deleted it, I’m going back to Ohio DI’s. LOL!

matt54
matt54 on June 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm

hispeed, don’t give up! STICK AROUND! LOL! Truthfully, there may be no pix of the HiWay extant except, possibly, in some collection physically at or near Kingsville (I’m thinking Kingsville Record archives, or possibly some collection based at Texas A&M Kingsville). There was a commercial photographer in Kingsville named Jimmie Dodd whom my family knew well and who donated his collection of large-format B&W plates, negatives, and prints to the University of Texas at Austin (the Jimmy Dodd Collection – here is the URL: http://www.cah.utexas.edu/exhibits/dodd/biography.html). He has some good images of Kingsville’s two major walk-ins, the Texas and the Rialto, so he may also have taken pix of tHe drive-ins. Haven’t had time to visit the collection physically.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1850 North 14th Street.

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