1935Packard Posted January 2, 2019 Share Posted January 2, 2019 (edited) I was thinking tonight about vintage dealership buildings that still exist, either still being used as car dealerships or preserved but being used for other purposes. The thought was inspired by driving past the Howard Motor Company building, on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, right on the Rose Bowl Parade route this morning. The building was built in 1927 as a Buick dealership. In1938, it became a Packard dealership until the late 50s. In 1996 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It's now vacant, and lights were on inside letting me see some details inside. Here's an outside shot, with apologies for all the Rose-Bowl-Parade-route trash on the ground: And here's a shot of the interior from the front door area: And a picture up close of the entrance: Finally, here's a picture of the building from when it was operating as a Packard dealership, Noll Auto, in 1956: Such a cool building, although presumably less practical today than it was in 1927. It occurs to me that others may have their own favorites of old dealership buildings that are still around, either still being used as car dealerships or just in something close to their original form. If so, please feel free to post pictures! And my apologies if others have hosted similar threads; I looked but didn't find anything similar. Edited January 2, 2019 by 1935Packard (see edit history) 7 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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