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Cole Chevrolet and Oldsmobile

In 1947 Clyde Caviness Cole (1903-1969) constructed a new Chevrolet dealership building on Hooper Street in Yanceyville (now Cole Street), NC. This new structure was 75' by 136' and totaled 12,775 square feet including the mezzanine. Construction was brick and steel, with no posts to hinder work flow. The floor was five inches of concrete, and the roof was 20-year built-up bonded. Ceilings were thirteen feet (eight feet on the mezzanine).

The new building included two large steel roll-up doors and two large plate glass windows in the show room. Heat was oil-fired steam with nine unit heaters individually thermostatically controlled. The boiler, which had 6,080 square feet of radiation, burned sixteen gallons per hour. There was a used car lot to the right and an alley to the left.

The building no longer stands.

The concrete floor is still there

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