I don’t normally think of ice cream during the depths of winter that we’ve been experiencing the last couple of days, but I have been surprised to realize, looking at Facebook, that to many not-quite-right people, snow means making ice cream. Seeing all their pictures reminded me that I had come across a picture of my own recently, not a great picture, I admit, but a rare view of a locally famous ice cream parlor in Jackson, the Seale-Lily Ice Cream Store. Seale-Lily had several ice cream shops at its height in the 1950s, and I’ve received numerous requests for a good view of the drive-in located on Triangle Drive on the north side of Fondren and adjacent to the GI Subdivision, but this is the best one I’ve come across.
In case you can’t read the small print:
SEALE-LILY’S NEW DRIVE-IN ICE CREAM STORE
Above is a night picture of Seale-Lily’s Drive-In Ice Cream Store located in North Jackson. The store is air-conditioned and seats about 40 or more people. Here you can enjoy dressed up dishes of Seale-Lily ice cream in sundaes, sodas, banana splits, and the famous Orange Chill. There is a window at the front of the building. You can drive up to this window and get quick service on all ice cream servings available at this store. Parking space is provided all the way around the building. About 25 cars can park on the black-top grounds. It’s easy to drive in–easy to drive out. The map shows the exact location of the storeon Triangle Drive.
Sadly, the Seale-Lily is long gone, replaced by either a Dryvit-clad dry cleaners or a Car Care Clinic, depending on where exactly it was located.
See more drive-ins . . .