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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 several 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. The building was still vacant in 2019. [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. [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 2019. [map]

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