Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Groundbreaking was in August, 1927; the building was finished on January 4, 1928. This building was built for W. L. Eaton, a Dodge dealer. By the 1930s, he had acquired a Hudson franchise.
W. L. Eaton had closed by 1940, and the L.E. Belcourt Co. moved into the building in 1941, and remained there until 1978.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
After Frank E. Rhodes was renamed LaBonte Rambler, LaBonte sold and serviced Studebakers until the 1965 model year, according to the South King County Telephone Directory from 1964. The building looks very similar to one in Grants Pass, Oregon :
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Photos from the King County Assessor's Office
The open area from the 1950s picture was filled in by the SCM (Smith-Corona-Marchant) Corporation during the mid 1960s. In the late 1960s, Smith-Corona typewriters were sold out of this building.
This building was built in 1952, for the Anderson Buick Company. By 1959, following the introduction of the Studebaker Lark, this building became home to The Studebaker Center Salon. It should be noted that the address in the advertisement (above) is incorrect--it was actually located at 2112 6th Avenue. In 1966, it became home to a Smith-Corona typewriter dealer, which stayed there well into the 1980s.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
As it looks in 2010--After Studebaker, it was home to Wenatchee Lincoln-Mercury, after briefly selling Simcas and Fiats.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Opened in 1958, The Studebaker Center was the largest Studebaker dealership in Western Washington. In addition to being the biggest, they also held the contract for the fleet vehicles for the City of Seattle. The Studebaker Center moved into this building, located at 753 9th Avenue North, in Seattle, in 1958. In 1963, it held the contract for all of Seattle's official Motor Pool. It continued to sell Studebaker until 1966, when the dealership became Scott Toyota. In 1989, Frank Kenney bought the dealership, which became Kenney Toyota. The building is currently an architecture office.
From The Seattle Times, March 17, 1963