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Apr
04
2020
Village Life
An old postcard of the Village Ford which lived on Dayton Street before moving to Xenia Ave. in 1962 (postcard courteous of Bob Baldwin Jr.)

An old postcard of the Village Ford which lived on Dayton Street before moving to Xenia Ave. in 1962 (postcard courteous of Bob Baldwin Jr.)

Car dealerships in the Village

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Two car dealerships? What else was there?

Check out this week’s paper for a special historical look at Dayton Street.

 

From the Yellow Spring News, 1969

From the Yellow Spring News, 1969

 

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3 Responses to “Car dealerships in the Village”

  1. Gayle Seeley Ashley says:

    I guess Mr. Turner forgot that he and my father also had a car dealership on Xenia Ave. in the 1950’s. I believe it was Seeley/Turner Foreign Cars. I’ll have to find photos to verify the name and dates as I was probably a year or two old at the time. My father also had another dealership before that located at the east end of Dayton St. where the bike and lighting shops are now located. I think it was Seeley Foreign Cars. He eventually moved it to Springfield and then to Austin, TX. I’ll find photos and post them.

  2. Suzanne Ehalt says:

    Wow Clark thanks for the info! Do you have any photos of your place? You should post it on the Community ‘Fridge and maybe we could do a historical post about it!

  3. Clark Turner says:

    From 1958 to 1962 there were three new-car dealerships in Yellow Springs: Village Ford, Bales Chevrolet, and Turner Foreign Cars (Jaguar, Triumph, Lotus, DKW, DB) at 1455 Xenia Avenue. I closed the latter when I returned to graduate school at Ohio State and sold the building to Bob Baldwin, who relocated his Village Ford dealership there from Dayton Street. When I completed graduate school, John Pobst and I opened a city planning consulting office in (who woulda thought?) the old Ford agency building that we rented from Bob.