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N.C. Baptist Assembly

N.C. Baptist Assembly - Front

N.C. Baptist Assembly - Back

Year of Publication (Approximate): 1970s

Preprinted Postcard Text (Front): None

Preprinted Postcard Text (Back): N.C. Baptist Assembly - Southport, N.C. - The Drift Inn, where everybody meets at the snack bar.

Published By: Bill Norment Photography, Lumberton, N.C.

Postmark: Never Mailed

Postage: Never Mailed

Sent/Addressed To: Never Mailed

Postcard Acquired: January 10, 2006 from Charlotte, NC

Editor's Notes: This postcard is of the original Drift Inn, which was located on the grounds of the N.C. Baptist Assembly. The Inn was not an "Inn" in the traditional sense - there wasn't any lodging in this building. The Drift Inn was actually a soda shop and snack bar. The premise behind the name was to "drift in" and stay awhile. The Drift Inn was located inside of Battery Madison, one of the old forts at Fort Caswell, which the Baptist Assembly purchased from the United States Government in 1949. Opened in the 1960s, the Drift Inn was closed in 1985 because its condition was no longer safe to use as a snack bar. In 1985 when the Drift Inn was closed, the building next door was renovated to become the new soda and snack bar. The new building was named the "R and R" building (for rest and relaxation) and had one side of the building as a soda and snack bar and the other half as a place where youngsters could play games. In 2002, the R and R building was renovated and is now an Internet Café. They now serve coffee, milkshakes, ice cream and snacks. The name was renovated also - they now call the old R and R the Drift Inn.com. While the building is named Drift Inn.com, the N.C. Baptist Assembly does not currently have a website at that address.

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