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        By the 1930's, few car dealerships were still located in downtown Baltimore City, although there was still a good presence along Mount Royal Avenue and North Avenue. Parking was beginning to be an issue however, as seen in this 1935 ad to the right.  Zell Motor Car Company was still in business, located at 11-19 East Mount Royal Avenue, and there were numerous dealerships along Mt Royal, but dealerships were also showing up in outside of typical areas, such as at the  4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue, 4400 block of York Road, and 1600 block of East Lombard Street, just to name a few. In the 1930's, traveling to various Baltimore neighborhoods, such as Remington , one could find a decent car dealership. On 25th Street, just a few blocks north of North Avenue, dealerships began to show up, such as M-M-T Motor Company ( 25th and Greenmount ) .
  St Paul
              Garage Baltimore
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Bittorf Motor Company( Auburn )
Cathedral and Eager Streets
( ad Circa 1935 )


 A beautful building, that had seen  use as a nightclub, until a fire in the 1980's gutted it. The building has been restored and is currently a restaurant. In  the mid 1930's, the building was used to showroom Auburn vehicles, and was used until atleast the late 1940's at least that I can tell.

....1000 Cathedral Street Baltimore .......................Bittorf
              Motor Company ad Baltimore

Bob Fleigh Studebaker
Mt Royal at McMechen
( Circa 1939 )

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Bob Fleigh Studebaker Baltimore Mt Royal Avenue


     There were plenty of car dealerships along Mount Royal Avenue, in the area of Charles Street, but atleast  one deallership, Bob Fleigh could be found a few blocks north on Mount Royal , at McMechen Street, just south of North Avenue. There, one could find the lastest Studebaker models for sale, until the dealership moved to 29th Street in the 1940's.


Bradford Brothers
4800 Belair Road

....................................Bradford Brothers Chevrolet

Brooks - Price Buick
1370 West North Avenue

Kelly Buick Sales Corp.
Charles and Mt . Royal Avenue
( Circa 1939 )

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Brooks
              Price Buick , Baltimore 1930s ................................Baltimore
              uick Ad 1930's

     One of the  old car dealership buildings  in the City is the Brooks- Price Buick dealership on West North Avenue, just east of Pennsylvania Avenue. The building has been used by Greenwood's Garage ( a towing company ) for years, and much of the complex is still used by Greenwood's. The Baltimore City Health Department currently uses part of the building today.


Buick Motors Sales Company
Mount Royal and Maryland Avenues

      One of several dealerships along Mt Royal Avenue, the Motor Sales Company seen to the right could be found a few years later, with everything the same on this postcard, except the vehicle brand had been carefully changed to show the Desoto car brand. The building is gone, and is now part of the University of Baltimore complex.

....................................................Motor
              Sales Company Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore

C.W. Curry
Mt Royal and Maryland Avenues
( Circa 1930 )

      Another Baltimore dealership located at the intersection of Mount Royal and Maryland Avenue.



.................C.W. Curry , Baltimore Mt Royal Avenue ..............................C.W. Curry
              REO Mt Royal Baltimore 1930's ...............

Chenoweth Motors
Harford and Joppa Roads...............................
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     Traveling through the intersection of Harford Road and Joppa Road today is just part of the daily commute , but back in the 1930's, I'm sure it was considered quite a ride to " go so far ".  Chenoweth Motors carried several brands and would supply car buyers with the cards seen here to remind you of the car you were considering buying
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........................Chenoweth
                Motors Baltimore 1930s .............Chenoweth Motors Baltimore 1930s

Cunliffe Cadillac
North Charles Street at 24th Street

 
..........................................................................................................Cunliffe Cadillac Baltimore

     Cadillacs weren't cheap in the 1930's, and the building for Cunliffe Cadillac on the northeast corner of 24th and Charles Street was built to remind you of this fact. Even into the 1980's, when the building was finally torn down ( as Chesapeake Cadilllac ) , the building was a attractive addition to the neighborhood. Some of the buildings details were used in the design of the new building, a supermarket.

...............................Cunliffe
              Cadillac 2400 North Charles Street Baltimore 1930
...................................Photo  - Courtesy of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Industry






Downtown Motors Inc- (Ford )
814 Light Street

   814 Light Street had been the location of a early movie theatre for years , just south of Baltimore City. When the theatre was torn down, the address was used for years as various car lots. The lot was empty for years, until the 1980's, when a office building was built there. In later years, Volkswagens were sold there.

 


Ford Motor Company Sales - ( Ford )
134 West North Avenue

    I'm not sure if Ford wanted to go by the dealership name of Ford Motor Sales or not, but for years, a local name could not be found selling Ford vehicles in Baltimore. Fords could be bought in the City at 21 East North Avenue, 2 blocks away at 131 West North Avenue, and just down the street at Mount Royal and Maryland Avenues. I'm not quite sure why there were three different locations for Ford sales in such a close area.




.......................1939 Ford dealerships Baltimore






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1930 Ford
              Dealerships Baltimore
Funk & Ennis
1309 - 1311 Cathedral Street
( Circa 1935 )

   Just a few blocks south of  the many Mount Royal Avenue dealerships, on Cathedral Street, you could find Funk & Ennis Chrysler. Cathedral Street had several smaller dealerships located along it.

 
..........................Funk
              Ennis Chrysler Baltimore 1930
Hudson

Various dealerships around the City.

 In the 1930's, Hudson was looking for your used car, and you were able to trade up to a brand new Hudson at over 10 locations in the Baltimore area.


     

.............................Hudson Ad
              Baltimore


Hupmobile
Reisterstown Road and Elgin Avenue

        The building survives to this day, although painted an odd green. The building is currently in use as a business.



........Hupmobile Baltimore


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Hupmobile Baltimore 1930's Monroe Street
Photos  - Courtesy of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
...............................Hupmobile Baltimore



Jarman Motors ( Circa 1935 )
AKA Harton B. Hull Motors ( circa 1930 )
301 West 29th Street
Northern Baltimore City


   The address of 301 West 29th Street ( at Remington ) on the Southwest corner went by several different names over the years. It opened I believe as the Eastwick Motor Sales, and was soon being operated as Harter B. Hull Dodge by 1930. In 1935, Jarman Motors Inc offered the 1935 Plymouth form the address,as well as Dodge trucks , and Jarman would remain at the location for years, also selling Pontiacs in later years. Below, you can see the dealership building still being used by Anderson for Body Repairs, in 2007.



................Jarman Motors 301 West 29th Street Baltimore



..............Jarman Motors 301 West 29th Street Baltimore 1930's
...............................Baltimore Dodge Trucks Ad 1930s
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Baltimore
              Dodge Ad 1930's


Martin Brothers ( Ford )



Martin J. Barry
1700 North Charles Street

     Martin J. Barry appears to have started as a repair and accessory shop, but by the 1950's, you could buy Mercurys and Lincolns from Martin J. Barry at this same address. The garage is still used as a parking garage, accross the street from the Charles Theatre, while the dealership showroom is a laundrymat, if I remember correctly.

...............................Martin J. Barry 1700 North Charles Street Baltimore
Mid City Car Sales
111 West North Avenue
( circa 1939 )

         West North Avenue around Howard Street had several car dealerships , and was one location where you could find a Desoto in Baltimore. Across the street , you could find a Oldsmobile dealership and a Willy Jeep dealership.


........................................Mid City
              Auto Sales Desoto Baltimore 1939

Oriole Pontiac
Oak Street ( Howard Street ) at North Avenue
( circa 1935 )


........Oriole Pontiac Baltimore

       
......................Oriole
              Pontiac ad Baltimore 1935
Park Circle Ford
3400 Reisterstown Road
( Circa 1934 )















.......................Photo  - Courtesy of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

Park Circle Ford 3400 Reisterstown Road Baltimore
              1934

Penn Brothers Oakland - Pontiac
4109 Reisterstown Road


..........................Penn
              Broehters Pontiac Baltimore






Talbotts Motor Company - (Ford)
3431 Greenmount Avenue




Walter Scott Inc ( Ford )
St Paul Street and Mount Royal Avenue


Zell Dodge
10- 12- 14 East Mount Royal Avenue
( Circa 1935 )

..........................Zell
              Dodge East Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore