Photos of the Vinita Oklahoma rest area

This is the only other over-the-road rest area in the US. It is on I-44 in the northeast corner of Oklahoma. The restaurant was originally called "Glass House", but it's now a McDonalds (and the "arches" are now yellow). There are huge powered louvers over the windows on one side, to keep the sun out. These are all from old postcards.

Click on the thumbnails below for a larger picture.
If you look closely, you can see that the louvers are on the other side of the building.
Here's a view from the other side, with the louvers closed.
A closer view from the parking lot.
Here's one taken at night (the "halo" along the roof is in the original postcard).
The inside of the restaurant (note: no louvers on the windows).
The other side-- note the louvers on windows. This postcard says "Interstate Host", which is a company that owns many of the old Glass House restaurants.
This Howard Johnson restaurant was at Midway Station, between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The restaurant was at ground level with a pedestrian bridge across the road. It was later torn down.

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