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Luckie Meagher's Kindergarten / Sani-Freeze Dairy Bar

 
 
Luckie Meagher's Kindergarten/Sani-Freeze Dairy Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, October 16, 2021
1. Luckie Meagher's Kindergarten/Sani-Freeze Dairy Bar Marker
Inscription.  
Luckie Meagher's Kindergarten
Mrs. Luckie Meagher established a private kindergarten just east of this site and served as its premier teacher for more than 30 years, caring for delicate young minds from both Auburn and Lee County. Red Meagher even built small chairs for Luckie's pupils. In the late 1940's Mrs. Meagher began to notice some of her pupils had difficulty learning to speak phonetically and a few were unable to hear. She consulted with Dr. Frank Davis, an API speech professor in the English Department. As a result, Dr. Davis hired a specialist for the hearing impaired, who began the Speech and Hearing Clinic at API (Auburn University). Owing to its concern for children, a local chapter of the Pilot Club provided energies, inspiration and financial support.

Sani-Freeze Dairy Bar
In 1939 C. R. "Red” and Luckie Meagher built by hand and opened "The Doll House",a sit-down restaurant near this site on Glenn Avenue selling sandwiches, sodas, and fresh apple pies. The building looked like a doll house and dolls decorated shelves along the ceiling so it was named "The Doll House." In
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early 1942 "The Doll House” was rented to Archie McKee. In 1960 it was rented to Bennie and Ethel Hunt who renamed it "Sani-Freeze"; a popular walk up and order dairy bar for Auburn citizens, students, and alumni. Students affectionately nicknamed it "The Sani-Flush", or more simply, "The Flush". The original 50+ year old decaying building was demolished in 1993. "Sani-Freeze” continued as an Auburn institution selling ice cream cones, banana splits and sundaes at another location until 2000.
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Erected 2019 by Auburn Heritage Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. 32° 36.56′ N, 85° 28.895′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on North College Street just north of East Glenn Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 N College St, Auburn AL 36830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Auburn Guards (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Auburn Guards Reviewed by Jefferson Davis (about 500 feet away); City Hall (about 600 feet away);
Luckie Meagher's Kindergarten/Sani-Freeze Dairy Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, October 16, 2019
2. Luckie Meagher's Kindergarten/Sani-Freeze Dairy Bar Marker
The Crescent (about 600 feet away); Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburn - Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Luckie Meagher's Kindergarten/Sani-Freeze Dairy Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, October 16, 2021
3. Luckie Meagher's Kindergarten/Sani-Freeze Dairy Bar Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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