new job was with Charles H. Sipe's Chevrolet-Cadillac-LaSalle
dealership at 1023 Wheeling Avenue. It was a much larger
company, and he worked there for 14 years, marrying and having a son
(me) during that time.
two pictures are dated April 15, 1938, which was Good Friday.
The townspeople are gathered in front of the garage for the Northwest
Territory Parade (another photo here),
celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the first
American settlers in what is now Ohio. Those settlers founded a
town on the Ohio River 40 miles south of Cambridge and named it
Marietta, in honor of Marie Antoinette, the queen of our ally France.
is a wider view of the Sipe dealership, from the website of the
business that currently occupies the building, Cambridge
Classic Ford. There I learned that the structure was
originally built in 1925 as a Buick-Cadillac dealership.
picture was apparently taken a few years after the parade. The
"Garage" sign, which in 1938 hung out over the street from
a curbside General Tire pole to the left of "Lights
Focused," now hangs over the sidewalk to the left of
"Battery Service." The vehicle on the right, under
the OK'd Used Cars and Trucks sign, is exiting the passageway leading
from the service department in the back.