This Howard Johnson's
complex opened in early 1968, and its attached Restaurant was
featured as a new design that had been adopted by the company.
The design, having been introduced in the South a couple of years
earlier, was actually based on Howard Johnson's "Concept
'65 prototype (see Nashua,
Falls)--albeit scaled down. Highlights included an A-frame
entry, cathedral ceiling, antiqued copper hood, and "a Johnson's
Girl's dream--an open pantry! Hundreds of the design were built
including the newer Mansard type which used the same layout.
Oddly the Restaurant's
exterior was not fully photographed in the Landmark even as it
was described as a "New Link--New Look."
By the 2000s nothing
remained to remind the casual observer that there had once been
a Howard Johnson's complex at the site.