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Where to buy a Hupmobile, Marmon, LaSalle, Erskine, Oakland or Pierce-Arrow in York?

1930-31 Automobiles (From Magazine Ads)
1930-31 Automobiles (From Magazine Ads)

Images of these 1930-31 automobiles are cut from various magazine ads from that time period.  Can you match the six car names with the images?  In 1930, where would you buy these makes of cars in York?  Continue reading for the answers.

 

 

The York County Heritage Trust contain directories of York, PA; which would normally be my starting point to answer the question: where would you buy these makes of cars in York?  In this case the research was much easier.  I found a list of York automobile dealers printed on a 1930 Map of the City of York PA.

York Automobile Dealers printed on a 1930 Map of the City of York PA (From Collections of York County Heritage Trust; Map Issued by York Chamber of Commerce)
York Automobile Dealers printed on a 1930 Map of the City of York PA (From Collections of York County Heritage Trust; Map Issued by York Chamber of Commerce)

If one wanted to purchase a LaSalle or Erskine, they would head to Anderson Motor Company on the southwest corner of King & Queen Streets in York.   A Marmon automobile could be purchased at S. Lieberknecht Sons at 150 North Beaver Street.

Doll’s Garage at 335 West Market Street carried the HupmobileP. R. Wiest Motor Company, at 1890 West Market Street, sold the Oakland automobile.

The present home of the York County Heritage Trust on East Market Street was, back in 1930, J. W. Richley Auto Company.  Richley’s is where one would purchase a Pierce-Arrow.

The six automobile makes are identified in the following image.  If anyone got more than three correct, post a comment.

1930-31 Automobiles (From Magazine Ads; Automobile Makes from the Ads added by S. H. Smith, 2013)
1930-31 Automobiles (From Magazine Ads; Automobile Makes from the Ads added by S. H. Smith, 2013)
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