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Pasadena, CA Car Showrooms & Dealerships

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Rusnak Rolls-Royce
Pasadena, CA

Rusnak Jaguar
Pasadena, CA

Rusnak Porsche
Pasadena, CA

Rusnak Bentley
Pasadena, CA
The Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Porsche, and Bentley showrooms shown above are part of Pasadena's still-thriving Auto Row on West Colorado Blvd.

This Rolls-Royce showroom sold a variety of brands over the years. In the late 1920s, Pierce-Arrows were sold here. A later dealership sold Willys Jeeps. In the 1950s-1970s, the makes included Jaguars, Alfa-Romeos and Fiats. [map]

This Jaguar showroom was occupied in 1934 by the Earl Lindley Motor Co. which sold Nash automobiles. Different dealerships sold Chrysler-Plymouth cars here from 1934-1970. In 1971, Rusnak took over the building and has sold a variety of foreign car makes including Porsche, Audi and Nissan. At some point, there was a false front installed on the building [scan thanks Alden Jewell]. [map]

From around 1948-1953, this Porsche showroom was occupied by the Hills Motor Co. which sold Nash automobiles. From 1954 until at least 1980, the Peter Satori dealership sold a variety of foreign cars here. Rusnak appears to have moved in around 1993 when it sold Volvos. [map]

This Bentley showroom housed A.R. Ahrens Ford in 1930s. The building's parapet and other details have been lost. [map]

Howard Motor Company
Pasadena, CA
The Howard Motor Company opened here in 1927, selling Buicks. In 1934, the company began selling 1934. Later, the dealership sold Packards. There were a number of other dealerships over the years with the final one being Acura of Pasadena from 1986-2005. After that, Cyrus Rugs and Antiques occupied the building. When these photos were taken in 2008, the building was vacant. [scans in description thanks Alden Jewell] For more, see this website. [map]

Werk Bros. Garage
Pasadena, CA
The Werk Bros. Garage was built in 1926. I believe this was actually just a garage and not a dealership but I'll include it anyway. For more, see this website. [map]

former Don Lee Cadillac & LaSalle
Pasadena, CA
The Don Lee Cadillac & LaSalle showroom was designed by Marston & Maybury and built in 1925. The building has housed Jacob Maarse Florists since 1973. For more, see this website. [map]

former Robert H. Loud Ford
Pasadena, CA
2008: 2013:
The Robert H. Loud Ford dealership was built in 1953. It was later known as Pasadena Ford & Suzuki. The dealership had closed by 2011. The building was still vacant in 2016. [map]

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