Photograph courtesy of Phil Edwards

 Erie, Pennsylvania
2832 W. Eighth St.


 Most likely opened in 1951, this location remained a stand-alone Restaurant. About ten years later Erie would have a Motor Lodge/Restaurant along I-90. Amazingly the circa 1951 neo-colonial Restaurant remained a Howard Johnson's until the middle 1980s.

Late in 2003 Phil Edwards discovered that this former HJ was converted in to a Quaker Steak & Lube. While he reported that the original building still stands, it is nearly unrecognizable.

 Postcard circa 1950s


 Photographs courtesy of Phil Edwards