Grantmoor Motor Lodge (1959)

May 5th, 2017 Posted in Hotels, Modern, Newington

When it opened in 1959, the stylishly modern Grantmoor Motor Lodge, 3000 Berlin Turnpike in Newington, was billed as “Gracious Grantmoor” and offered travelers a pool, golf course and restaurant/banquet hall (the latter added in 1960). When I-91 was built in 1965 it bypassed traffic away from the Turnpike and the Grantmoor soon switched to a more adult theme that included mirrors on the ceilings. The former restaurant is now home to the Sphinx Shriners:

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