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.
What is the address of the building? I think I see 211 or 1211, but what street?
211 W. Myrtle St., Independence, KS
Here is some small info:
Some good stuff here:
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
Looks like there is lots of stuff on Google about him, just search for:
Barton Blakeslee Hudson dealer
You guys are great! Thanks!
It looks as though Bart Blakslee originally had a partner. A different location, and another ad said they sold Hudson, Cadillac and Hudson: