Illinois Car Showrooms & Dealerships (page 1)

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former Marmon Hupmobile showroom
Chicago, IL
This former Marmon Hupmobile showroom was designed by Paul Gerhardt. It was built in 1920 in an Egyptian style. From 2000-2013, the building housed Nick's Uptown, a bar/nightclub. The building was still vacant in 2021. For more, see this website. [map]

Chicago Motor Car Company
Chicago, IL
This Chicago Motor Car Company building was constructed around 1916 as the company's Fred Heyden branch. The building housed New Clark Auto Repair when these photos were taken in 2012. In 2016, it was housing Smashy Hand Car Wash. [map]

former Ford showroom
Carmi, IL
former Riviera-Burnstine Motor Sales
Chicago, IL
The Carmi Ford showroom looks like it was built around the 1910s like the Ford showroom in Columbus, OH. However, this building now has a drab and reworked ground-level. The upper-level trademark refers to Henry Ford's Model T which was known as the Universal Car. [map]

The former Riviera-Burnstine Motor Sales showroom was built in 1925 in a Mediterranean style. It features a detailed terra cotta fašade and a grand staircase inside. The building housed the Broadway Bank when these photos were taken in 2006. By 2014, that space was vacant and the sign was gone. [map]

Boyd Music
Jacksonville, IL
Boyd Music has been here since 1953. I assume from the attached building with service bays that this was a car dealership originally. [map]

Hendrick's Outlet Furniture
Farmersville, IL
According to the faded sign above Hendrick's Outlet Furniture, this building was previously a Chevrolet dealership. [map]

Diamond Vogel Paints
Peoria, IL
This Diamond Vogel paint store building appears to be a former dealership. [map]

Monticello, IL
This Garage was probably never a showroom but I'll include it anyway. It is now used for a variety of businesses. Does anyone know more about this building? Winged wheels were a common design element used in garage designs. Another example is the Gutberlet Chevrolet building in McConnelsville, OH. [map]

former Sexauer garage
Chicago, IL
The former Sexauer garage was designed by David Saul Klafter and built in 1924. The building was demolished but the facade was preserved. The new building is now occupied by the Center on Halsted and a Whole Foods supermarket. [map]

Grossinger Cadillac
Chicago, IL
The Grossinger Cadillac building was constructed in 1911. The Art Deco details were added later. Tower Oldsmobile was located here until around 2002. I don't know what was here originally. These photos are from 2009. By 2014, Grossinger had moved to a new location and Plum Market was the building's new occupant. For more, see this website. [map]

former showroom?
Chicago, IL
This building is probably a former showroom. It is located in the Motor Row district. Does anyone know the history of this building? For more, see this website. [map]

Capital Garage
Chicago, IL
former dealership?
Chicago, IL
The Capital Garage was built in 1927. I believe this was a parking garage not a repair shop but I'll include it here anyway. For more, see this website. [map]

This detail above Edgewater Produce probably indicates that this building is a former showroom or repair garage. [map]

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