Photograph March 15, 2006
Houston-Southeast, Texas -- 6161 Gulf Freeway (I-45)
Photograph 2004: Courtesy of Phil Edwards

Note the change in restaurant name and rate increase in the two years between photographs.

A remnant of its past glory, the original towering trapezoid sign found continued use advertising the former Howard Johnson's in its recent guises.
Photographs March 15 & 16, 2006
The third of the Houston area Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant complexes to have been built, Southeast opened in the spring of 1970. The 157 unit Motor Lodge was purged in the middle 1980s and became the Hobby Regency Motor Lodge.
Photograph courtesy of Phil Edwards
Photographs March 15 & 16, 2006

After losing the Howard Johnson's name, at some point an additional guest building was constructed in the rear of the property. Its position seen in the satellite view to the right, the addition featured kitchenette units, a flat roof, and exterior entry only.

Note the distinctive Orange Roofs and especially the Gate Lodge as seen from space.

USGS satellite image © Microsoft Corp