Howard Johnson’s, Asbury Park, NJ

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This unique Howard Johnson’s Restaurant dates to 1962, and was a more unusual sight compared to HoJo’s typical peaked roof and weathervane design. It is unclear if this was done by go-to architects, Rufus Nims and Karl Koch.

IMG_6684The building’s fortunes followed the general decline of Asbury Park and it was largely abandoned in the early 2000s. It subsequently was stripped on the interior while leaving the exterior intact. Today it is the popular McLoone’s Asbury Grille.

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One Response to Howard Johnson’s, Asbury Park, NJ

  1. This article credits the design of the whole pavilion to John Duhring Fridy. http://www.highwayhost.org/NewJersey/Restaurants/AsburyPark/asbury1.html

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