In the 1960s you weren’t getting flowers at Dawn’s Floral, you were getting gas and buying cars.
David Beane says, “My dad, Jim, bought Christensen Motors in 1959. It was a Dodge dealership and gas station on the corner of Mashell and Center [now Sears]. In 1964-1965 he built a brand new building for the dealership on the corner of Washington and Center.”
In 1969 David’s dad was offered a larger dealership in Aberdeen,Wash., and the family moved.
In this second picture of the dealership’s grand opening in 1965, you can see the Dispatch outside the showroom window.
Photos are courtesy of David Beane.
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