Old Car Dealer Building, Independence Kansas

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:43 pm:

Does anyone have any history on this old dealership building in Independence KS? Looks like it was not brand specific. They sold "Motor Cars", as the building inset proclaims.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:12 pm:

What is the address of the building? I think I see 211 or 1211, but what street? :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:23 pm:

211 W. Myrtle St., Independence, KS


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:40 pm:

Here is some small info:

http://www.historicbuildings.us/blakeslee-motor-company-building-independence-ks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:51 pm:

Some good stuff here:

http://www.kshs.org/resource/national_register/nominationsNRDB/Montgomery_Blakes leeMotorCoBldgNR.pdf


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 03:04 pm:

Here's a period article about Barton Blakeslee with a picture of him and his building, and a story about a guy who bought a car from him:

https://books.google.com/books?id=Q0fiAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA2-PA14-IA2&lpg=RA2-PA14-IA2& dq=barton+blakeslee+hudson+dealer&source=bl&ots=WxoEq2mRro&sig=My-Soh4yFfmnu2qeg uxJgMfXjDU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9mIQVeTbAtH7gwTr6IGIBA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=bart on%20blakeslee%20hudson%20dealer&f=false


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 03:07 pm:

Looks like there is lots of stuff on Google about him, just search for:

Barton Blakeslee Hudson dealer

:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 04:25 pm:

You guys are great! Thanks!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 04:41 pm:

It looks as though Bart Blakslee originally had a partner. A different location, and another ad said they sold Hudson, Cadillac and Hudson:


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