Photograph April 26, 2004

 Flint, Michigan
1942 S Dort Hwy


Built and opened between 1952 and 1954, Bob said that it must have really stood out as a Howard Johnson's. Only a mile from the Flint-East Motor Lodge and Restaurant, he speculated that this stand-alone location likely ceased to be a HoJo's after the Motor Lodge opened in 1970. The second image shows that from the rear, "the orange roof is not just defiantly bleeding through, but defiantly hemorrhaging through!"

Bob noted that Dort Highway "is littered with former chain restaurants." Not far from the old HJ can be found the remains of a Rally's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut etc.

 Photographs courtesy of Cactus Bob April, 2004