No river--A Powerline Runs Through It!
until 1990 as a Howard Johnson Motor Lodge, the 146 room one-time
Company operated Southwest site had been abandoned by 2000. James
Lileks documented the site in its vacancy on his website.
are insightful and interesting--he even recalled the "sanitized-for-your-protection"
band on the toilet which was one a hallmark of HoJo's careful
and standardized service!
Although the guest room buildings retained unstuccoed brick and
original railings, the sliders were unfortunately replaced with
AC units and windows.