A favorite gathering place remembered | A Glance at the Past

Roy’s Place, far right, was a favorite gathering spot for Kingston residents.                              - Contributed
Roy’s Place, far right, was a favorite gathering spot for Kingston residents.
— image credit: Contributed

By Harriet Muhrlein

Roy’s Place, our featured “Glance” this month, was a favorite gathering spot of many in Kingston.

Rainier Beer was on tap, food was served, and one could also dance the evening away.

Right next door was a café and soda fountain (fondly remembered  by some as the original Kingston Inn).

This picture and several others were given to the Kingston Historical Society by Tom Waggoner and we thank him deeply for them.

Today’s picture shows the approximate location of the buildings.

We don’t have much storage space, but we really welcome snapshots, old identifiable photos, and stories of our past.

The Kingston Historical Society meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Community Center at 10 a.m. We always welcome guests and really love visitors.

The results of the query about North Beach or Saltaire Beach will be reported in September.

— Contact historian and columnist Harriet Muhrlein at


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