Hiaway Drive-In

207 Lodge Road,
Hiawatha, KS 66434

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The Hiaway Drive-In was opened prior to 1955 when it was operated by Mid-Central Theatres. Now Hiawatha Lodge just off U.S. Highway 73.

Contributed by James Monroe

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Kenmore on September 30, 2016 at 6:45 am

A more accurate address (at least for Google) is 101 Lodge Rd, Hiawatha, KS.

This places it square in the middle of where the drive-in once stood. With the old entrance gone and the roads around the area radically changed, the 101 Lodge Rd address is correct one to locate the property on Google Maps. http://tinyurl.com/zjp2teg

Kenmore on September 30, 2016 at 3:50 pm

I respectfully disagree with Drive-In 54.

Google Maps operates in the present, not the past. For location purposes, the address that correctly maps directly on the property should be used if accuracy is the primary factor.

It should be noted that Lodge Road did not exist in 1962 as the topo map indicates, so it cannot be the original address of the drive-in.

The use of cross streets in this case is closer, but not as close as 101 Lodge Rd, Hiawatha, KS which as the map indicates is smack-dab center of the property itself and is virtually next to where the projection booth/concession stand was located.

Naturally, it is up to the site administrator as to which address to use. IMO, accuracy is the most important factor when it comes to locating the property with Google Maps which means using modern addresses, not historic ones or cross-streets that are not as accurate.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 2, 2016 at 7:48 am

To keep the information correct about the Hiaway DI. This is the address were the DI was located at: 207 Lodge Rd Hiawatha, KS 66434. This is just for the drive-in record only, no matter what Goggle maps says or points to.

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