We’re jumping back a bit in time, 63 years in fact. But these photos show us that on so many levels, life was so much simpler not all that long ago.
Two generations ago, you could walk to the car dealership in your neighborhood to purchase your next ride. If you wanted to haggle over the 9 or 10 cars they had, you went in and talked with the guy whose name is on the sign. The buildings are just regular city buildings, many of which still stand today, and you’d never guess were once car dealerships.
It’s just so much different than what we think of in 2013.
Although most of these photos are likely from the mid ’40s or earlier, each of these photos was taken from a collection of ads dated 1950.
The best thing about every single one of these places? None of them are HUUUUGE.
There are more interesting old photos and videos of Buffalo from days gone by at staffannouncer.com
Buffalo Journalist and Historian Steve Cichon brings us along as he explores the nooks and crannies of Buffalo’s past present and future, which can mean just about anything– twice a week on Trending Buffalo.
As he collects WNY’s pop culture history, Steve looks for Buffalo’s good stories and creative ways to tell them as the President and founder of Buffalo Stories LLC. He’d love to help your business tell its story. For a decade, he’s also collected and shared Buffalo’s pop culture history at staffannouncer.com.