Postcard circa 1950s (detail below)
Greensboro-South, North Carolina -- 2600 Preddy Blvd

Initially the Greensboro-South or Segefield Howard Johnson's was a stand-alone Restaurant adjacent to the General Greene Motel.

The General Greene was described in a 1960 AAA guide as "a very pleasant, nicely furnished one and two story motel with 59 rooms." Robby Delius said that the motel had been renamed but was intact until the 1990s.


Postcard circa 1960s
Postcard circa 1980s

In about 1960 the Restaurant and its adjoining General Greene Motel were joined by the 40 guest unit Greensboro-South Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge.

Interestingly, researcher Robby Delius discovered an advertisement in an early 1960s Greensboro business directory that touted all three establishments in one ad.



Even as the complex reached the end of its existence as a Howard Johnson's, its Gate Lodge was still a spectacular sight.

Not long after the photo below was taken, the former Restaurant was leveled. Finally even the fabulous Gate Lodge was demolished. I-85 was widened and its new lanes required space where portions of the complex had been situated. Close proximity to the highway that had been a benefit ultimately led to the site's ruination.

Photograph 2002: Courtesy of Bob Venditti (detail)
Photographs 1999: Courtesy of Norman and Linda Hughes


Photographs 2002: Courtesy of Bob Venditti