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Journey’s End Motel, Greensboro, NC

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Journey's End Motel, Greensboro, NC by Dean Jeffrey

When I moved to Greensboro in the early ’80s, the Journey’s End, at 2310 Battleground Avenue, was on the far northwestern edge of town. Back then, if you were driving into Greensboro on US 220, seeing the Journey’s End meant you were almost there. In later years, Greensboro continued to expand, to the point where its northwestern edge was way past the motel, but the Journey’s End remained a wonderfully maintained relic of the 1950s. The grounds were well kept, and the neon signs always worked. I remember a time in the ’90s when one of the neon arrow “enter” signs was hit by a car and heavily damaged. I figured it would just be taken down and scrapped, but it was almost immediately repaired and restored, looking just like it had 40 or so years ago.

Sadly, in 2000 the property owners decided a strip mall would be more profitable than a motel and demolished the Journey’s End.

Journey's End Motel, Greensboro, NC by Dean Jeffrey

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Written by Dean Jeffrey

June 2, 2011 at 12:05 am

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