Cheverly, Maryland
 --5811 Annapolis Road

Located between Annapolis and Landover Roads along the Baltimore-Washington Turnpike, The Cheverly Complex with 164 guest rooms was one of the largest Motor Lodges when it opened in September of 1963.

The site's licensee operator was Parkway Motor Lodge Operators Inc. with Charles Luria as its president.

Be sure to see the classic multi-panel Brochure.

RIGHT: Bellman of the future! Space helmets were given to children guests at grand opening of Baltimore-Washington Parkway Motor Lodge.

Shown is Maurice Lewis who was the site's bellman. Walkie-talkies were used by employees to speed service to patrons.

Howard Johnson Landmark: October 1963
Postcard circa 1960s: Kummerlowe
Photo 1998: Bob Venditti
Photos February 2, 1998: Kummerlowe
Photographs October 2002: Phil Edwards
Following its HoJo's days Cheverly's Restaurant became Fratelli Italian Restaurant.
Photograph 1998: Bob Venditti
Photograph October 2002: Phil Edwards

The property was extensively renovated by the 2000s and the Gate Lodge was demolished. A new Lobby was created within one of the guest buildings.

BELOW: Site of the Gate Lodge

©Google Street View October 2017
Photograph 1998: Bob Venditti
BELOW: Still waving the Howard Johnson banner into the early 2010s the site remained recognizable.
©Google Photos circa 2000s
©Google Street View October 2017
Having lost the Howard Johnson's brand, the property was made over into a Wyndham Garden Inn in the latter 2010s and lost its sliders.
©Google Photograph circa 2000s

ABOVE: At least some of the Guest Rooms retained their beamed ceilings into the 2010s!

In the 1960s the rooms were described thusly:

Lavishly Liveable
Room to roam in is what makes Howard Johnson's accommodations so lavishly liveable. There are built in luggage racks, dressing counters, oversize closets. You'll love the spacious beds, with deep innerspring mattresses, in a variety of sizes and arrangements ... bedside light and TV control panel with dimmer switch ... two-channel hi-fi music system ... sea breeze coolness in summer ... warm as toast in winter.

If you didn't already, check out the classic multi-panel Brochure.

©Google Street View October 2017

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