The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota
—27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —Ray Truelson, together with his father, Roy, opened drive-in restaurants throughout the Twin Cities, including a Porky's Drive-In at 2107 East Lake Street. The drive-in restaurant concept gained popularity after World War II as Americans embraced car culture and dining out, reaching its peak by the early 1950s. "We were among the first to come along when the eating-out thing began after the war," recalled Ray Truelson. "We thought we had found the end of the rainbow and hit the pot of gold." By the mid-1970s, the innovation of drive-thru counters at fast-food restaurants signaled the end of the carhop-style drive-in. In 1975, the Truelsons converted Porky's to Nora's, a sit-down restaurant. The last Porky's restaurant survived on University Avenue in St. Paul until 2011.
|Placed By||The Lake Street Council|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 480896 N 4977254|
|Decimal Degrees||44.94846667, -93.24216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 56.908', W 93° 14.53'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 56' 54.48" N, 93° 14' 31.8" W|
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