Postcard ca. 1960s: Tim & Tom Bernert
Photos Jan 2005: Courtesy of Phil Edwards
Baldwin Park, California
 -- 14624 Dalewood Dr

The 69 room four-floor Baldwin Park Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge went into operation in the fall of 1967. The complex was sited for maximum visibility from I-10. The Interstate interchange serving the Howard Johnson's deposited eastward travelling motorists nearly immediately in front of the site. Potential patrons could not have missed the two brilliantly gleaming Orange Roofs!

The Motor Lodge retained the HJ name until 1995, and with its signature A-Frame Gate Lodge was the most recognizable of the original California locations well into the 2000s.

Lobby card circa 1980:Dan Doanhue
Phil Edwards discovered that the original Rapid Reservation/brochure kiosk was still in proper use!
Photo October 3, 2004: Kummerlowe Archive

© Microsoft Corp.
These overhead photographs show the property prior to 2004. Note that the Restaurant was in use and the Trapezoid street sign had not been removed.