Postcard circa 1960s: Kummerlowe
 
Statesboro, Georgia --N. Main St
Statesboro Motor Lodge -- 109 N. Main St
 

Of the motels near the Howard Johnson's Restaurant, the "27 brick fireproof" unit Bon-Ette was first and employed its proximity to the Howard Johnson's as a selling point. Later the Statesboro Motor Lodge, which became the Quality Courts Motel-Downtown, was built immediately adjacent to the HoJo's and used it in its advertising. By 1989 the Statesboro Motor Lodge had become the Pine Trace Inn and then by the 2000s it was the Budget Inn.

The Statesboro Howard Johnson's Restaurant lasted for about twenty years and probably closed about 1977. In its last life it served as a meeting and banquet facility. By the 2020s neither the motels, nor the former Howard Johnson's remained, for they were all razed and replaced by green space and a county government building.

 
 
 
Matchbook cover circa 1950s: Kummerlowe
 
 
1961-62 AAA TourBook: page 186
 
 
Postcard circa 1960s: Kummerlowe
 
 
1968-69 AAA TourBook: page 250
 
 
Yellow pages advertisement circa 1970: Rich Briley
 
 
Photograph September 2002: Phil Edwards
 
 
Photographs March 30, 2003: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photograph September 2002: Phil Edwards
 
 
Photos 3-30-2003: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
Photos 9-2002: Phil Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photographs March 30, 2003: Kummerlowe
 
 
 
 
Photograph September 2002: Kummerlowe
 
 

 
Postcard circa 1950s: Phil Edwards
 
This was never a Howard Johnson's even though it generally resembled one! Built on the south side of Statesboro, the Paragon Restaurant was cleverly designed to mimic a Nims-type Howard Johnson's. Later it shed its flattering orange roof in favor of a less HoJo's green, not unlike the green used on what had been the authentic HoJo's roof in its final disguise!
 
 
 
Postcard circa 1960s: Kummerlowe
 
 

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