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On 2/11/2021 at 10:39 PM, Elpad said:

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So, from 1950 to 1956,

Bradshaw added a glass-enclosed front to the sales floor, extending out to the sidewalk

where they now display a '56 Special sedan,

along with a pair of '56 Chevy wagons - a 210 4-door, along with a Nomad,

upgraded and modernized the signage on the showroom building,

and revised the signs on the parts and service building - 

Nice to see the changes over a 6 year perio

 

But is this 

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC of Greer | Your Preferred ...

 
 

or is it

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick

 
 

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick in Cedar City, Utah?

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3 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

So, from 1950 to 1956,

Bradshaw added a glass-enclosed front to the sales floor, extending out to the sidewalk

where they now display a '56 Special sedan,

along with a pair of '56 Chevy wagons - a 210 4-door, along with a Nomad,

upgraded and modernized the signage on the showroom building,

and revised the signs on the parts and service building - 

Nice to see the changes over a 6 year perio

 

But is this 

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC of Greer | Your Preferred ...

 
 

or is it

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick

 
 

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick in Cedar City, Utah?

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Cedar City, Utah

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8 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

So, from 1950 to 1956,

Bradshaw added a glass-enclosed front to the sales floor, extending out to the sidewalk

where they now display a '56 Special sedan,

along with a pair of '56 Chevy wagons - a 210 4-door, along with a Nomad,

upgraded and modernized the signage on the showroom building,

and revised the signs on the parts and service building - 

Nice to see the changes over a 6 year perio

 

But is this 

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC of Greer | Your Preferred ...

 
 

or is it

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick

 
 

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick in Cedar City, Utah?

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based on the background left...Utah...Greer, SC don't look like that.

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On 7/16/2020 at 12:53 PM, Fr. Buick said:

Seems the dealership is still in business, but in a modern building...

 

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I finally drove past this location again and snapped a photo. not the best photo, but still a cool sign.

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I thought I would ask again if anyone has information on this old St Louis dealership from the twenties, thirties and forties.  In Google, you can find information from the National Historic Places site but there are no vintage pictures of the building as it closed in the mid forties.  It was torn down in the eighties.  I have checked sites like the Old Motor etc, but I have not found anything.  The dealership belonged to my grandfather and all we have is a drawing from some letterhead, which Pete Phillips used in one of his dealership articles some years back in the Buick Bugle.

 

I would like to find a picture of it back in the day, so I could get Pete to show it in the Bugle, and also I really would like to photoshop my Buick in front of it to make a vintage picture.  I live on the east coast so going to the St Louis library to study their old microfilm newspaper is not in the cards.  Thanks for any help you can give me.

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On 8/10/2021 at 11:37 AM, 38Buick 80C said:

 

 

I finally drove past this location again and snapped a photo. not the best photo, but still a cool sign.

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I bought a GMC pickup there.  The owner of the dealership owned a '55 Buick Century Convertible.

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