in 1958 what became known as Lafayette-North or By-Pass was the
second Motor Lodge/Restaurant complex in the Hoosier State (Indianapolis-East
was the first). Moreover its plan followed the Company's largely
standardized design based on the early layouts devised by Rufus
Nims (Check out Fort
Myers and Ocala).
ground level, the complex was spread out on a large pie-wedge shaped
parcel and remained under the Howard Johnson's Orange Roof until
about 1980. By the middle 2000s the Motor Lodge had been operating
as Lafayette's Economy Inn, but was not in business and under renovation
when Phil Edwards visited the site in 2004.