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Maryland Car Showrooms & Dealerships

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former Zell Motor Car Co.
Baltimore, MD
This Zell Motor Car Co. building was constructed in the 1920s. The Zell Motor Car Co. was established in 1902. They sold Chalmers and Packards. These photos are from 2010. The building was restored from 2017-2020. It will house office and retail space. A simulation of the original Zell Motor Co./Packard sign on the roof will supposedly be installed. For more, see this website. [map]

Mack Truck
Baltimore, MD
This Mack Truck dealership was built in 1925. For more, see this website. [map]

Chevy Chase Chevrolet
Bethesda, MD
The Chevy Chase Chevrolet dealership is now known as Chevy Chase Acura. The showroom was built in 1939. It has obviously been updated but still retains much of its original appearance. This photo is from 2010. [map]

former Lustine Chevrolet
Hyattsville, MD
The Lustine showroom and their enormous used car lot across the street were vacant when I shot these photos in 2004. In 2007, the building reopened as the "Lustine Center": a fitness center for the Arts District Hyattsville residential complex. The Lustine dealership was founded in 1923, selling Chevrolet automobiles. By 1936, they began selling Oldsmobiles as well. In 1950, Lustine opened this location which was very modern for its time. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

Ourisman Chevrolet
Bowie, MD
Ourisman Chevrolet opened with this round showroom in 1969. I suspect that there might have been a domed roof originally. This photo is from 2005. By 2012, the building had been updated with modern panels and less glass. [map]

Len Stoler Chevrolet [gone]
Westminster, MD
This Len Stoler Chevrolet showroom was originally used for Westminster Chevrolet. It was believed to have been built in the 1960s. The neon letters along the edge of the roof were updated with a backlit plastic versions. In 2019, the dealership moved to a new location and the building was demolished the following year.

More Maryland Showrooms and Auto Dealerships:
Quattro Auto Body (Bethesda)
Warfield Chevrolet (Mount Airy) [gone]

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