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Howard Johnson's [gone]
Springfield, VT
This Springfield restaurant was built in 1965. When these photos were taken in 2003, the building still had the finned cupola with the Pieman weathervane. There was also Simple Simon and Pieman artwork near the entrance. The interior featured the original counter and stools, terrazzo floor, as well as the World of 28 Flavors glass work. The adjacent former Howard Johnson's motor lodge had been converted into a Holiday Inn. This Howard Johnson's restaurant closed and was demolished in 2005. For more, see this website.

former Howard Johnson's
Warrenton, VA
This Howard Johnson's was built in 1966. The original gate house has been remodeled. The restaurant has housed a Foster's Grille since the 1990s. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
San Luis Obispo, CA
This Howard Johnson's was built in 1969. Since the early 2000s, the motel has housed the Rose Garden Inn and the restaurant has housed Margie's Diner. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Harrisburg, PA
This Howard Johnson's opened in 1965. The gate lodge has been updated. The steeple and weathervane disappeared around 2009. The motel room row still retains the original balconies and square detailing on the walls. The restaurant building next door now houses a Lancaster Brewing Company location. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Niles, OH
This Howard Johnson's was built in 1960 and remained in operation until around 1977. The motel is now used by Days Inn. The restaurant (not shown) houses Raphael's School of Beauty Culture. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
West Boylston, MA
This Howard Johnson's opened in 1964. Although it is now the Classic Suites & Inns, the gate lodge with its Simple Simon & Lamplighter weathervane remains intact. Many of the features in the rooms are also original. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Redwood City, CA
This Howard Johnson's opened in 1968 and operated until 1994. The hotel is now a Good Nite Inn. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Afton, VA
This Howard Johnson's was built in 1948. The building was updated in the 1960s, removing the original dormers and adding the cupola. The location closed in 1998. When the first photo was taken in 2008, the building still had the Simple Simon & Pieman weathervane. By 2009, the steeple and weathervane were gone. The other three photos are from 2011. The buildings remains vacant. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Wilmington, DE
2004: 2012:
This Howard Johnson's was built in 1955. In 2003, the restaurant building was converted into a Hollywood Grill. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Albany, NY

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2009:
In 2003, this Howard Johnson's restaurant was being remodeled. The Lamplighter sign is gone now. In 2009, the building was still vacant. The hotel has since reopened as a Ramada Inn. By 2014, both the hotel and restaurant buildings were vacant. In 2017, it appeared that the buildings were headed for demolition. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Williamstown, MA
This former Howard Johnson's is one of the rare Colonial style survivors. It was built in 1957. There were about 200 built with this design. The building was renovated in 2000 for a bank. Most of the exterior design and details have been kept. The Simple Simon weathervane also remains. The building now houses multiple offices. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Harrisburg, PA
This former Howard Johnson's was built in the 1940s. It is the last Colonial style location left with an orange roof. The building last housed the Jade Chinese Buffet. However, it was vacant in 2010 when these photos were taken. The building is still vacant as of 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

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