Today’s images are promotional photos taken of the Fred Bryant Motor Co. used car sales lot in Lexington, Kentucky, on Route 25. The Company, as early as 1930 operated a Chevrolet dealership located at 728 Bullock Avenue in the City, and was still in business as late as 1953 selling Oldsmobiles.
The office building was a converted street car, a relatively common and inexpensive choice for service stations and used car lot structures at the time in the south. Surrounding the office are mid-1930s to early-1940s used cars and an early restoration of a small low-horsepower Franklin with a barrel hood. The year the photos were taken is not known, although it appears to be 194o or later in the pre-WWII days or possibly as late as the early post-war period.
Share with us what you find of interest in the expandable photos below courtesy of the University of Kentucky that show the facility and vehicles in detail.