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Posted by Star Stations LLC at 02:06 PM in portland history | Permalink
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It looks very much like what was later a Mercedes Benz dealership somewhere on the east side in the 70s or 80s. I did a pen and ink illustration of it for Neal Lubow, who incorporated it into a marketing piece for the dealer (a two-color postcard with die cut and embossed postcard). If I can find it I'll send you a photo. I forget the dealer's name.
Doug Miller |
April 18, 2018 at 07:13 PM
Oregon Packard Co. was located at 2063 W. Burnside, and was purchased in December 1949 by former Portland Mayor Earl Riley (1941-1948) and the name was changed to Earl Riley Packard.
D Gibson |
April 18, 2018 at 07:33 PM
Did this later become the first Don Rasmussen Mercedes store?
April 19, 2018 at 07:46 AM
From the look of the cars parked on the street, this picture would have been taken around 1948. That's the year I was born so I have no recollection of the dealership although for about five years in the '80's, I did own a '48 Packard. FWIW, that year's Packard was the first American car ever produced that was wider than it was high.
Dave James |
April 19, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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