“Stark” is the adjective that comes to mind when one looks at this 1948 photo of Pat Booker Road. The road coming in from the left is Byrd Boulevard and that is the 400 Block of Pat Booker in the foreground. In the next block is Mitchell’s Drive-In (316 Pat Booker Road). At the far right behind the shrubs is the original location of Beaty’s Café at the corner of Lindbergh and Pat Booker. Beyond Beaty’s is N&B Liquor, now Carrera’s Optical. (Mary Sue Ivey McIlvain)