Photographs 2000
Cocoa, Florida -- 860 N Cocoa Blvd

A Classic Complex
Boasting its shuffleboard, putting green, and tether ball in addition to its standardized HoJo's amenities, the Cocoa Motor Lodge and Restaurant complex opened in 1963 with 53 air conditioned guest rooms.

Sited in a spot where U.S. 1 made a gentle curve, motorists traveling north or south couldn't help but get an Orange gleam in their eyes as they approached the Landmark.


Photographs April 1, 2005

Like many other vintage Howard Johnson's, Cocoa lost its name in the middle 1980s. Calling itself the Space Coast Motel, the former HoJo's carried on a number of years using the original Trapezoid sign frame--complete with its chaser-arrow!

While the Motor Lodge retained its basic form, the Restaurant was altered and converted into several "concepts" before it met its final end.