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Adventures in Roadside Archaeology - The Pines Bar, Hilliard, FL

Levi and I came across this mid-century gem on the way home from West Virginia last year.

Located on US 301 / US 1 just outside the town of Hilliard Florida , in the middle of nowhere, is The Pines. Half a century ago however, it was a busy thoroughfare. Before the Interstate, US301 was the main drag to Florida for travelers.

A quick search of the Internet reveals The Pines has been abandoned at least 15 years. But, the Interstate 95 bypass from Kingsland to Jacksonville was completed in 1972, so I’m thinking The Pines has been waiting for new owners close to half a century.

I can only imagine how cool that “bricked-back” neon sign looked glowing at night.