Plank Bottom Club hunting camp in Centre County contains red metal roof shingles repurposed from Huntleys along Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA (Photo submitted by Mike Eisenhart)
Red roof of Huntleys drive-in repurposed to Centre County
The distinctive red roof of Memory Lane’s Huntleys drive-in was repurposed to the pictured hunting club in Centre County. Mike Eisenhart shared the photo and wrote: “My father-in-law, Curt Linsey, worked with the crew that demolished Huntleys on Memory Lane. He was able to salvage the red metal roof shingles and repurposed them at his family camp in Centre County. To this day the roof is in wonderful condition on our Plank Bottom Club hunting camp, however, the locals simply refer to us as The Red Roof Camp.”
Huntleys drive-in opened along Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township, York County in November of 1966 and closed in May of 1971. Based upon the outpouring of comments to my post Huntleys Hamburgers along Memory Lane, many Yorkers still have fond memories of that drive-in.
In that previous post, I utilized a black and white photo of Huntleys drive-in from their page 279 ad in the 1970 Panther (Central York High School Yearbook). However I added color, because I thought Huntleys needed its classic red tile roof.
The first Huntleys drive-in opened in 1965; located at 1529 Oregon Pike; just northeast of the City of Lancaster. When I visited Paul Vaughn to see his restoration underway on a 1909 Pullman Model 4-40 Gentleman’s Roadster, I learned Paul worked at the Oregon Pike Huntleys.
York County contained the second Huntleys location; opening in 1966. A chain of additional Huntleys were in the planning stage at the time of the May 1971 bankruptcy filing; which closed the York and Lancaster Huntleys. The Huntleys drive-in along Memory Lane was torn down to build Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, and today a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant sits on the lot formerly occupied by Huntleys Hamburgers; i.e. 190 Memory Lane (nearly across the street from the New Eastern Market).
Links to related posts include:
- Gino’s across from York County Shopping Center
- Huntleys Hamburgers along Memory Lane
- North Pole Drive-In and Ernie McCall
- Lincoln Woods Inn
- Wm Tally House cafeteria in York Mall
- Meadowbrook Tavern along Whiteford Road
- Bury’s Hamburgers in Springettsbury Township
- Avalong Farms Dairy Bar