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Howard Johnson's (page 3)

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former Howard Johnson's Restaurant & Motor Lodge [restaurant gone]
Bristol, VA
This Howard Johnson's motor lodge has housed the Red Carpet Inn since 2001. The photos above are from 2009. The restaurant building was demolished by 2013. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Belleville, MI
This Howard Johnson's restaurant and motor lodge complex opened in 1960. The former restaurant building now houses the China King Express. The motor lodge has been demolished. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Flint, MI
This Howard Johnson's restaurant opened around 1954. The building now houses Mike's Used Cars. The bottom part of the Simple Simon & Pieman weathervane remains. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's [gone]
Danville, VA
This Howard Johnson's restaurant was a stand-alone (no adjacent motor lodge). The building was vacant for a long time (top photo) but it reopened around 2006 as the West Main Country Kitchen (bottom photo). At some point, it became the State Line Cafe and then the 29 Diner. However, the building was vacant by 2012. The bottom part of the Simple Simon & Pieman weathervane remained. The building was demolished in 2014. [photos thanks Robby Delius]

former Howard Johnson's Restaurant & Motor Lodge
Rockingham, NC
This Howard Johnson's opened in 1953 and closed in 1972. A few other restaurants opened here after that but they did not last. There has been talk of demolishing this building for many years. This photo is from 2010. The building was still vacant in 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Springfield, OH
former Howard Johnson's
Topeka, KS
As of 2009, the Howard Johnson's restaurant in Springfield appeared to be vacant and the motel rooms in back were boarded up. The adapted sign would have looked like this one originally. By 2015, the building was housing Ohio Auto Loan. The vintage sign was gone. The roof is now painted red. [map]

The Howard Johnson's in Topeka opened in 1963. Around 1993, the motel had become a Liberty Inn. Both buildings were demolished around 2004 but this trapezoid sign remains and has been adapted by other businesses. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [photo thanks Dennis Boisvert] [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
This Howard Johnson's was built around 1953. It has housed an Arby's restaurant since at least 2004. For more, see this website. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Bay City, MI
This Howard Johnson's opened in 1965. From the late 1980s until the mid-1990s, it operated as another restaurant. It went back to use as a Howard Johnson's restaurant until closing around 2005. The building was still vacant when these photos were taken in 2011. It remains vacant in 2012. The motel became a Best Western, then a Best Value Inn, then an Econolodge, and now a Valu Inn. For more, see this website. [map]

Howard Johnson's [gone]
New York, NY
This Howard Johnson's opened in 1959 in Times Square. It was left virtually untouched both inside and out until it closed in 2005. The building was sold for $100 million and demolished. It has since been replaced with an American Eagle Outfitters store. For more, see this website.

former Howard Johnson's
Treasure Island, FL
Queen City Family Restaurant
Reading, PA
This former Howard Johnson's restaurant building now houses a Waffle House. Their typical design is box-like with a flat roof. [map]

The Queen City Family Restaurant sure looks like a former Howard Johnson's restaurant. Despite the orange roof and weathervane, according to a couple of different sources, this was originally Moore's Restaurant. There was even a neon sign that strongly resembled the one used by Howard Johnson's. Moore's later became a Dempsey's. The building has housed the Queen City Family Restaurant since the mid-1980s. [map]

former Howard Johnson's
Niagara Falls, NY
This Howard Johnson's restaurant was remodeled into the Three Sisters Trading Post sometime between 1998 and 2002. The restaurant and motel which is still located next door were built in 1965. For more, see this website. [map]

former Hojo Junction
Findlay, OH
This former Hojo Junction was one of Howard Johnson's fast food restaurants from the mid-1960s. Only three of these were built, all of them in Ohio. The buildings were meant to resemble the Howard Johnson's hotel's gate lodge lobbies. The concept was abandoned in the late 1970s. This building was expanded and now houses the Pilgrim Family Restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

More former Howard Johnson's:
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Savannah, GA [map]
Bourne, MA
Kalamazoo, MI
Oak Park, MI
Rolla, MO
Westhampton, NJ
Chester, PA
Lexington, VA
Bennington, VT
Brattleboro, VT
Burlington, VT [vintage; gone]

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