Postcard circa 1960s: Kummerlowe
Henderson, Kentucky -- 2810 US 41 N

Opened in about 1954 on what is locally called "the strip," the Howard Johnson's Restaurant in Henderson was adjacent to the Kentucky Terrace Motel which featured wall-to-wall carpeting and powder rooms for its lucky guests!

According to researcher, Heath Gross, both the Evansville, Indiana and Henderson Restaurants were managed by John Goodsen and enjoyed common ownership. Furthermore Mr. Gross fondly recalls that when he was a child he sampled many of the 28 Flavors of ice cream that the Henderson HoJo's once served!


Above Postcard Caption: KENTUCKY TERRACE MOTEL, INC., HENDERSON, KY. U. S. 41 and 641. 51 Units - Air Conditioned - Room Control Temperature - Swim Pool - Telephone - Wall to Wall Carpeting - Powder Room - tub and Showers. Howard Johnson Restaurant - AAA, Quality Court. Tel. VAlley 7-1806 No Pets
Photograph circa 1950s: Kummerlowe Collection

Photographs 2003: Phil Edwards
Above: Sans fins, weathervane, and topper, Henderson's cupola retained its frosted glass.
Below: Spot to the right of the entryway where Simple Simon & the Pieman once suggested the Restaurant's wares.
Photographs December 2002: Heath Gross
Photographs 2003: Heath Gross
Photographs November 2005: Heath Gross
Photograph 2003: Heath Gross
Photo November 2005: Heath Gross
Above: Two versions of the recycled Howard Johnson's sign base complete with planter
Below: Much diminished only the bottom of the sign base remained in use
Photographs October 2006: Heath Gross
Sporting a heavier handed paint scheme the former HoJo's was redone and reopened still as Los Toribio Mexican Restaurant in 2006.

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