just the site of a free-standing restaurant which opened in
about 1960, Iowa's first Motor Lodge was built on an adjacent
parcel of land in 1962. Lasting almost twenty years the facility
relinquished the Howard Johnson's name in 1981.
The site's towering ca. 1970s street sign was recycled by
the former Motor Lodge's occupant, The Terrace Hill Apartments.
Phil Edwards discovered that the Restaurant had been demolished
and a newer building occupied its former spot.