Photograph 2000: Norman Hughes
Greensboro-North, North Carolina -- 110 Seneca Rd

The Greensboro-North HoJo's opened in the fall of 1970. Featuring a classic highway Motor Lodge layout, the 136 guest unit remained intact until the early 2000s--complete with its abbreviated Howard Johnson name on the Lodge.

By 2002 its Gate Lodge had been squared off, but still retained its gleaming Orange Roof. While the property still waved the 1985 to 1996 logo on its "'rounded edge" highway sign, by the middle 2000s it had been removed. Moreover the site completely lost the Howard Johnson name and subsequently brand hopped. It was apparently a Days Inn, Knights Inn, and then was simultaneously the Greensboro Hotel and Choice Extended Stay (however there never any affiliation whit Choice Hotels).

Photographs August 10, 2002
Photo October 2002: Phil Edwards
Photographs August 10, 2002
Photos October 2002: Phil Edwards

The Howard Johnson's Restaurant at Greensboro-North was one of the last three HoJo's in North Carolina. It remained open until the mid 1990s, and remained largely intact as recently as the early 2000s.

Incredibly even as its proprietors attempted to conceal the Restaurant's true identity with a Mexican theme, features like the Orange Roof, Spire and broken Simple Simon and the Pieman Weathervane, Dairy Bar, and even the 28 Ice Cream Flavor mirror backdrop temporarily held their places to remind us of the Restaurant's former glory days as America's Landmark.

Photographs August 10, 2002
Photographs October 2002: Phil Edwards

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