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Chevrolet Dealership, San Francisco, CaliforniaHistoric 1937 Photo
Chevy dealer selling cars to the San Francisco police department.
From the archive:

Newscopy: “CHEVROLET CAPTURES COPS—Chevrolet today had captured the  fancy of San Francisco police. Here is a part of a fleet of forty new  Chevrolets delivered to the police department by Ernest Ingold, Inc. The  men who completed the deal are shown in the foreground, left to right:  George Olsen, vice president of the firm; T. A. Brooks, city purchasing  agent; Ernest Ingold, Chief of Police William J. Quinn and Jesse Levy,  manager of fleet sales for Ingold.”.

Source:I found this in online archives provided by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.
UPDATE: This building is still there and still (wow!) a car dealership! jennyyo notes:

I live in between this property and where the church is. Here’s what it  looks like today (google streetview): http://bit.ly/f7qI86

Chevrolet Dealership, San Francisco, California
Historic 1937 Photo

Chevy dealer selling cars to the San Francisco police department.

From the archive:

Newscopy: “CHEVROLET CAPTURES COPS—Chevrolet today had captured the fancy of San Francisco police. Here is a part of a fleet of forty new Chevrolets delivered to the police department by Ernest Ingold, Inc. The men who completed the deal are shown in the foreground, left to right: George Olsen, vice president of the firm; T. A. Brooks, city purchasing agent; Ernest Ingold, Chief of Police William J. Quinn and Jesse Levy, manager of fleet sales for Ingold.”.

Source:
I found this in online archives provided by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

UPDATE: This building is still there and still (wow!) a car dealership! jennyyo notes:

I live in between this property and where the church is. Here’s what it looks like today (google streetview): http://bit.ly/f7qI86

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Art Deco Buick Dealership, 1920sVintage Photo via fuckyeah1920s
Design-wise this reminds me of a couple of buildings on Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta, where I live. One is now a Hard Rock Cafe and the other is a Hooters but originally both were built as auto showrooms or as something related to cars. In Atlanta historic homes were torn down during the 1920s to make way for auto dealerships.

Art Deco Buick Dealership, 1920s
Vintage Photo via fuckyeah1920s

Design-wise this reminds me of a couple of buildings on Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta, where I live. One is now a Hard Rock Cafe and the other is a Hooters but originally both were built as auto showrooms or as something related to cars. In Atlanta historic homes were torn down during the 1920s to make way for auto dealerships.

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