Howard Johnson's restaurant North Stonington Connecticut
Photographs August 29, 2004
North Stonington, Connecticut -- Clarks Falls Road (Rt 216 @ I-95)
AKA Clarksfalls

Looking to expand and revive the Orange Roof restaurant concept, in one last gasp the Howard Johnson Company built several stand-alone locations in the Northeast often at marginal Interstate exits.

North Stonington was one of those locations, and was a standard "mansard-type" built nearly at the Rhode Island border. Even as it was located at a quiet exit and offered somewhat difficult access, the unit kept its HoJo's name until 1985. No subsequent tenants were successful, and the building had become a ruin by the early 2000s.

Photographs courtesy of Phil Edwards
Photograph August 29, 2004