Howard Johnson's Landmark: January 1965 page 3
Athens, Georgia --2465 West Broad St. (U.S. 78)
ATHENS GA. --There's a big new 60-unit motor lodge and restaurant going up here... Regional Director Walter Waldron (center) stands by at the Nov. 18 groundbreaking ceremonies with HJ's Licensee Operators Al Hurvitz, Bob Blumberg and Fred and Harry Loef.

Construction of the complex began in late 1964 with its Restaurant open for business by the summer of 1965. Of the 26 Motor Lodges operating in the Peach State, and in that state where the very first Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge was opened, Athens is the last still wearing its Orange Roof as a Howard Johnson's.

Be sure to take a look at the Athens Howard Johnsonofficial website to check out how the site looked by the early 2020s!

Postcard circa 1970s: Kummerlowe
Photographs September 1989: Bob Venditti
Postcard circa 1980s: Kummerlowe
Photographs June 2002: Bob Ventitti
Photographs 2002: Kevin Cannon
Photographs June 2002: Bob Venditti

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