Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday Dinner At Crawfords

Crawfords was a small restaurant that operated from the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s.  It was next to DP&L on Rt13.

The restaurant was run by Crawford Clayton Williams and his father-in-law Roscoe King.  It was very much family as even his mother, Lavenia Williams,  worked as a waitress.  The Williams and Kings were from the Eldorado section of Dorchester county.   His brother, Winfield Williams, ran Winfield's restaurant on Isabella street in Salisbury.  Crawford Williams would die of a heart attack in 1965.  Roscoe King would die in 1959.  After Mr Kings death they had an auction of the property (the restaurant continued in operation) and below is the restaurant property, which shows the size of the restaurant.

I believe DP&L eventually purchased the property and tore down  the restaurant and house that was there to give them an open front yard.

1958 ad

the 1959 ad from the Delmar Centennial program

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