Postcard circa 1969

 Poughkeepsie, New York
2629 South Rd (Rt 9)

The Nim's type stand-alone Restaurant just south of Poughkeepsie was the second Howard Johnson's to open in the area. It was located on Rt. 9, and opened in about 1956 adjacent to the Po'Keepsie Motor Lodge "In the Heart of Scenic Dutchess County."

 Photographs courtesy of Jack Thomas January, 2005


 While Jack Thomas found that the old Po'Keepsie Motor Lodge wore an Econo Lodge badge, it still looked much the same as it did in the late 1960s postcard view--35+ years later!


 Unfortunately the Restaurant did not retain its looks as the Po'Keepsie had--it's called the Coyote Grill (2005) and sports an entirely reworked facade.