White Oak Lodge
3533 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, VA 23661
  Image by Elizabeth Lankes (HHS - '71) of VA -
Saturday, August 28, 2004, 6:28 PM

Carol, AKA "Wonder Woman".
Does anyone remember Monty's Drive In on old Virginia Avenue, now Warwick Boulevard, the White Oak Lodge,  and Bill's on the curve on Kecoughtan Road.  The Palace, the Paramount, Gladys Lisle at the organ, the street cars, the circus parades on Washington Avenue, and the list can just go on.  Add your own and we will build a great bit of wonderful memories.

Have a great day.

- Jennings Bryan ('42) of VA - 09/05/07

OHHHH, Jennings, you're talking about my very favorite section of the website - Our Old Stomping Grounds!

  And it's interesting that you should mention the White Oak Lodge.  While at the 1967 Reunion weekend, we stopped for breakfast Saturday morning at the Oasis (because that is what we do!).  I saw it looking sad and closed, and realized we had neither image nor page for it as yet.
- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 09/05/07

You had mentioned needing a photo of the White Oak Lodge and here is one I took in 2004. Is it true the place is closed now? That is very sad. So much good old stuff is disappearing from Kecoughtan Road. (I'm glad we still have the Oasis, though!) When I lived in this neighborhood in the 70s, the Oaks was nice at the dinner hour but got rough later on. Around '79 or so, I remember being excited to go there to see one of my favorite bands from Richmond, Bill Blue. A fight broke out during the show and an ashtray flew by our table, narrowly missing my date's face! The rowdy audience gave Bill Blue a bad impression of Hampton and I guess they never played there again. But the place had character!
- Elizabeth (Betty) Lankes (HHS - '71) of VA - 09/11/07
Thanks so much, Betty!  I'm delighted to report that I had mistaken "Closed (until we reopen at our normal hour)" for "Closed Permanently".

Those are terrific photos ... and I don't know when I would have gotten over there to take any, myself.

I am glad that I am not the sole photographer of the Peninsula.
- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/12/07
Thanks, Dave!

Death and Taxes - Live at the White Oak Lodge - June 24, 2006


Death and Taxes - Live at the White Oak Lodge -


- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 09/12/07

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