Gaithersburg

The Holiday Motel is another interesting building that has vanished. Build circa 1945, it was originally called the All States Motel, and was one of the first buildings motorists would see as they entered Gaithersburg along Route 355. In the 1960s, the Gaithersburg Gazette Newspaper was published at the Holiday Motel and in 1970, the DC metro area's first cable television franchise was operated from the motel. I remember, as a child in the early 1990s, driving by this building with my parents and thinking that it looked haunted. Now in its place is an EZ Storage facility and a Hyatt Suites.