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
Monday, June 20, 2011
This building was home to Juris Motor Co., a Studebaker dealership, from roughly 1920, until the mid-1960s. According to photographs from 1945 and 1955, the building was painted white. Juris Motors also sold Signal gasoline. Juris Motor Co. stopped selling Studebakers between September 1964, and September, 1965. Juris Motors occupied the building until 1973, performing general automobile repair, and towing. In 1988, the building was remodeled, for the First Street Thrift Store, and a tile awning was added The building is currently occupied by the Tuckaway Antique Mall.