From: Elaine Henson
This month I am asking your help in identifying a post card and a photograph.This post card shows Gray’s Grill, Cottages and Service Station.
Ed Turberg identified the cars in this manner, “The car in the foreground is a Ford, c. 1937-38. The cars with the sloped backs are GM (Pontiac, Olds, Buick) which were popular from 1940 to 1948.”
He estimates the date of this card to be c. 1946. Does anyone remember where Gray’s was?
The building in this photograph is an inn or rooming house and appears to be on the corner of Lake Park Boulevard and what was then Myrtle Avenue, now Carl Winner Drive. You can see the yacht basin in the background.
I asked my friend and FPHPS member Charlie Green and he agrees on the location as that corner. Does anyone know what it says on the sign out front?
On the back of the photo is written:
Carolina Beach. May 1944