Postcard circa 1960s
Laurel really grooved with Beryl at the piano in the Penthouse!
Laurel, Maryland -- 1 Second Street & 42 Washington Blvd

Photograph June, 2003: Courtesy of Phil Edwards


The 98 unit five-story Laurel Motor Lodge and Restaurant opened for business in about 1964. The site was uniquely placed between the North and Southbound lanes of U.S. 1 through Laurel, and featured a "canopy" Gate Lodge.

Its Motor Lodge remained a Howard Johnson's into the 1990s. Its last HoJo's owner was a large Howard Johnson's franchisee operation called Emerald Hotels.

Lobby Card circa 1980s: Courtesy of Dan Donahue

Photographs June, 2003: Courtesy of Phil Edwards