The Holders’ Stadium Drive-In

Stadium Drive-In, 1948-1992
2621 Clay Avenue
Fraser C. and Eloise Holder, owners

Stadium Drive-In was originally known as Holder’s Grocery and Market. The store enlarged in 1954 and the name was changed to Stadium Drive-In Grocery. Hamburgers were added in 1955. Stadium Drive-In closed with the death of Mr. Holder in October, 1994. Mrs. Holder passed away in May, 2020.

Their son, Paul Holder, said: “Business customers included patrons from throughout the city, especially workers from Cameron Mills and Central Texas Iron Works–Baylor Football games-businesses within 3 blocks of the stadium and included many out of town regulars. There was a group (5 men) of Razorbacks who came every other year for 20 years (home and home schedule). They always claimed they made the trip( they were from Little Rock) for the burgers and not the game. Several Baylor coaches and players would partake. There was only one table-so nearly all business was “to go.” Certain Baylor players stopped regularly after practice.In truth they usually stopped for soft drinks and small cigars-list included the All American Ronnie Bull. Of some local renown, MCC Professors Henry Apperson and Vince Clark both ate there before becoming professors.”

Photos contributed by Paul Holder.

Stadium Drive-In. Photo contributed by Paul Holder.
Eloise Holder and grandson Jeff. Photo contributed by Paul Holder.
Fraser C. Holder. Photo contributed by Paul Holder.
Fraser c. Holder. Photo contributed by Paul Holder.
Stadium Drive-In. Photo contributed by Paul Holder.
Eloise Holder. Photo contributed by Paul Holder.
Holder’s Grocery. Photo contributed by Paul Holder.
Stadium Drive-In. Photo contributed by Paul Holder.

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