MEMORY LANE

We are pleased to take you down a road, paved by cobble stones, visited by many famous and infamous.  Memory Lane is dedicated to sharing the story of your most beloved bar.  Be sure to look through the pictures as they illustrate how Ray's Place came to be and how you might have remembered it.

 

Don't forget to add Meet Me At Ray's to your reading list.  

Yep it's here and still has that new book smell.  

Purchase one for you, one for all of your friends, co-workers, bar pals... really, you can never run out of ways or people to pass this book to.  Anyone who has been to Ray's Place understands the phrase and with the historical phrase, brings memories of happy times and great friends.  

 

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book goes to support the Ray's Place Entrepreneurial Scholarship at Kent State University.

 

 

 

1900

1900

Ray's building early 1900's when Ray's space was a drug store & upstairs was the Central Hotel. W.C.Fields stayed there.

1937

1937

Inside Ray's Place

1950

1950

Ray's building early 1950's

Ray's Place  Mother's Junction

Ray's Place Mother's Junction

Signs above door Ray's and Mother's Junction Mother's being a (band bar) from approx 1977 to 1992. Mother's opened upstairs in 1976 or 1977, I bought Ray's in Dec 1978 and in 1979 I changed Mother's to Mother's Junction. (A railroad theme)

Ray's (downstairs)

Ray's (downstairs)

Ray's (downstairs)

Ray's (downstairs)

Ray's (downstairs)

Ray's (downstairs)

Mothers Junction (upstairs)

Mothers Junction (upstairs)

Mothers Junction (upstairs)

Mothers Junction (upstairs)

Mothers Junction (upstairs)

Mothers Junction (upstairs)

1992-2007

1992-2007

Ray's Place Present

Ray's Place Present

 
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