The Ken Thompson Motor Co., according to the sign on the side of the building had been selling and servicing Studebaker cars and trucks since the 1920s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This circa early-1950s press photo and the enlargeable image of it below shows a display of used cars and trucks offered for sale at the dealership located on Centre Avenue in Shadyside, a neighborhood of the City, located about three miles from downtown on the east side.
The front row of the used car lot contains a pair of mid-to-late 1940s Studebaker four-door sedans and a Starlight coupe on the plinth to the right. Cars by other automakers begin with a pre-war Plymouth coupe on the left, a Chrysler Products sedan in the middle and a Pontiac sedan on the far-right. Behind the fence are other Studebaker cars and a truck for sale along with those produced by other automakers.
The building, now modernized and with an addition on the back appears to have survived?
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