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George Schire
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Car dealerships of the 50's & 60's decades were so much fun to browse through.  Naming all the cars by make and year was easy.  This CLASSIC photo of EAST SIDE FORD in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1956, features many sharp looking Ford's on their used car lot.  I visited this dealership several times with my dad when I was a kid.  Fun memories! 

 

East Side Ford on 7th & Maria in St. Paul (Circa 1956) (2019 10 15 21 42 23 UTC)

 

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


   
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Bob Jackman
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Love these nostalgic pictures. Thanks George.


   
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Ed Davis
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Thanks for the pictures and thanks for the memories.

Ed Davis
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David H
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Good picture, George!  Am I the only one who dates a picture by the cars displayed?


   
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@d-m-holcombe 

Nope!


   
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Pete Rovero
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George, this is the Chevrolet dealership I used to visit as a kid, especially when the new models arrived.  The dealership was bulldozed in the 1980's, replace with a strip mall.  I have a set of the dealership license plate frames on my wagon.

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Frank Reed
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I used to walk pass this dealer in Weymouth Landing (MA) on the way to grammar school.

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it had been a train station until 1959

 

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and became one again in 2007

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Frank Reed
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Bob Jackman
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@pete-rovero  Very cool Pete.


   
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George Schire
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Having had the fun of annually visiting car dealerships with my Dad each Fall when the new models would come out, seeing old dealership photos always brings me back to being a kid again.  

George Schire
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Larry kemling
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Remember as a youngster (13-14) traipsing up and down East Lakestreet in South Mpls in the mid 50s visiting all the used car lots, all the cars had the keys in the ignitions and I sit in them even starting them up and if by chance they had automatic transmissions even dare running through the gears lol☺️

Try that now!!

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George Schire
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Posted by: @larry-kemling

Remember as a youngster (13-14) traipsing up and down East Lakestreet in South Mpls in the mid 50s visiting all the used car lots, all the cars had the keys in the ignitions and I sit in them even starting them up and if by chance they had automatic transmissions even dare running through the gears lol☺️

Try that now!!

Did you live in the Twin Cities as a kid?  I did the same thing as you did at most of the dealership up and down University Avenue in St. Paul, which turned in to Lake Street in Minneapolis. Honestly, in the 50's and 60's every brand was represented on those streets.

George Schire
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Frank Reed
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A Pontiac dealer I used to pass frequently.  my go to night club was across the street which at one time was a Howard Johnson location and is now a CVS.  Weymouth MA at routes 53 and 18.

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Frank Reed
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I’ve posted this one before, passed frequently over the years growing up and I actually bought a 73 Cougar XR7 used in 75.  It too is now a CVS.   Quincy Avenue and Southern Artery in Quincy MA.  Eddie’s Diner was across the street.

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Frank Reed
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My father bought two new cars (his first new car in 64) from here Rte 18 Abington MA.

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Frank Reed
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