Clifton Motor Co., the Chevrolet agency

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You are in front of the Clifton Motor Company, a one-part commercial building divided into three identical store fronts, each having large display windows. It is an excellent example of the distinctive "Main Street" style which developed in the teens and 1920's. The original shop fronts are preserved and original details are still evident today. Redwood City postmaster, William J. Dusel, bought the lot and had the building designed for the Clifton Motor Co., the Chevrolet dealer, to compete with the Ford dealer down the street. In 1924, the salesroom walls were hand painted with Yosemite scenes to show off the new Chevrolet touring car. Clifton sold out in 1925. Since 1930, it has been a typical three-store commercial building with many different tenants.

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