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Long Beach, CA Car Showrooms & Dealerships

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former Packard showroom
Long Beach, CA
This former Packard showroom was built in the 1940s. It was a Cadillac dealer in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1977, the building was housing Pacific Boats. The building now houses a body shop. [map]

former body shop
Long Beach, CA

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This former body shop was built in 1946 as a dealership or garage. The building housed Gibson Storage & Sales (for cars) in the late 1960s and early 1970s. By 2017, the building was vacant and painted beige. It was restored from 2018-2019 and opened as Trademark Brewing. [map]

former Carlyle Nibley Packard showroom
Long Beach, CA

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This former Carlyle Nibley Packard showroom was built in 1926. The building appeared to be vacant in 2013. In 2020, the building was renovated and now houses the Long Beach Rising bouldering gym. [map]

Hancock Motors
Long Beach, CA
The Hancock Motors building was designed by Schilling and Schilling and built in 1928. The company originally sold Hupmobiles. The building now houses CollisionWorks. [map]

former Ray Vines Chrysler
Long Beach, CA

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This Ray Vines Chrysler used car dealership was built in 1963. The building may have been designed by Paul B. Clayton. It later housed the R.O. Gould Chrysler-Plymouth dealership. When the 2008 photos above were taken, the building housed Nationwide Auctions. After that, the building housed Worthington Car and Trucks. In 2010, there was talk of demolishing the building. However, the building was saved and adapted for a car wash and the Ren Sushi (now Aburi) restaurant. The sign is gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2 [scan thanks Alden Jewell]. [map]

This same style building, now gone, was used by Simpson Buick in Downey, CA. There is an apparently identical building in Las Vegas which was also built in 1963.

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