Photographs December 2003: Phil Edwards
Alexandria, Louisiana -- 700 MacArthur Dr (U.S. 71 & 165)
Initially a Motor Lodge was scheduled to open in Alexandria in 1959 along side an already operating Howard Johnson's Restaurant, but it did not materialize until 1965. The Motor Lodge remained under its Orange Roof until about 1988. By the 2000s it operated as a Super 8 Motel.
The small building to the left of the Gate Lodge served as a lounge. It was a part of the original complex and appeared to have had a deck on its roof, and the original Howard Johnson's railing around the deck was still extant.
Photograph June 18, 2003: Scott Greer
Photos June 15, 2002: Kummerlowe
No evidence of the Restaurant remains at the site. It had been where a convenience store came to operate.
Photographs March 16, 2006: Kummerlowe

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