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David Melson

Picturing the Past 171: Stewart-Potts showroom

Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 4:06 PM
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  • The property was recently sold at auction. It is a shame that the bldgs. may be demolished.

    -- Posted by theharts on Wed, Dec 5, 2012, at 9:40 AM
  • I always admired that building...If there were a lot more parking options around it It would make a great Bistro with steaks and burgers and possible a stage music venue...those big windows would allow a dining view both inside and out(can you just imagine)....Shelbyville would not support it tho...a meat and three would not be the option in my idea....."The Filling Station" for a name would be tho....

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Dec 5, 2012, at 10:26 AM
  • Who bought the property?

    -- Posted by kings11 on Wed, Dec 5, 2012, at 12:29 PM
  • James Farrar bought the property

    -- Posted by theharts on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 10:25 AM
  • I saw and then bought my first new car which was on display in this showroom. A 1964 Galaxy 500 390XL. At a bargin price of only about $2400.00. Those were the days.

    -- Posted by henrys on Sun, Dec 9, 2012, at 6:03 PM
  • My mother-in-law was Florabel Potts and her father was Earl Nelson Potts, who married Henrietta Eads and later Elizabeth Arnold Puckett. He delivered mail for years in Chapel Hill. I believe Mr. Pott's brother owned part of this dealership.

    -- Posted by Crockett on Tue, Jun 21, 2016, at 1:42 PM
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