Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Car Dealership

This cool Neo-Gothic building was built in 1925 for General Motors as the McLaughlin Motor Company Showroom and it continued to be a car showroom until 2007. It has heritage designation so the structure itself has become a restaurant with a condo building rising from the former parking lot.
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29 comments:

Laura. M said...

Good front. I wish you a happy new year full of happiness ♥ Pat. And to continue sharing;)
Feliz año Nuevo.
Besos.

TexWisGirl said...

nice!

Sharon Anck said...

What a great looking building. Well worth heritage status.

Lowell said...

This reminds me of an auto showroom in Paris...I think it was for Porsche cars. In both cases the buildings are very special. I'm guessing this is one swanky restaurant!

VP said...

A very interesting building, but not exactly the place we would expect to find a car dealership!

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful façade!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

A melhor saída é seguir em frente com motivação.
Feliz Ano Novo
AG

EG CameraGirl said...

It's an interesting looking building so I'm glad it has been preserved.

Cloudia said...

wow another age





ALOHA to You,
ComfortSpiral

Oakland Daily Photo said...

These old showroom buildings often have more than a touch of visual opulence. Our local Cadillac showroom was preserved and became a Whole Foods store.

Gosia k said...

looks impressive

Andy said...

Wow. A good piece of history still intact.

Tom said...

Locally the former Cadillac/Lasalle dealership building is is around and it's a classy place.

s.c said...

Nice front for a car showroom. I like it.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I imagine the restaurant in this lovely building would be quite atmospheric.

Marleen said...

A building with style!

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful building!

Jim said...

Fancy

Revrunner said...

Wow! What a showroom.

Madeline Terry Camille Nat Brownback said...

very nice.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a very impressive building for a car dealership. My Dad's car dealerships didn't look anything like this. A restaurant is a perfect use of the space. Glad to know the building is being preserved.

ellen b. said...

Such a cool building!

Michelle said...

impressive

llandudnopictures said...

Nandos are popping up everywhere! Although this has to be one of their grander entrances... Best Wishes for 2016.

José Mendonça said...

P.S. All the best in 2016!

Jack said...

It looks great. When old facades began to be turned into shells in front of tall glass towers, I was a bit negative, but these days I accept that is better than nothing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful building, I am glad it is designated heritage.

Karen S. said...

Such fine architecture!

Carolina Sebastian Walker Inhofe Martinez said...

excellent.