Another Old Dealership Building: Buick-Hudson

This early brick building is situated in downtown Gothenburg, Nebraska:

If you examine it carefully, and maybe squint one eye, you can just make out the words “BUICK HUDSON”:

A little research revealed that there was a car dealer in this city by the name of Orrin Hamilton Cotton who entered the business in 1915 with a Buick dealership:

1916 Advertisement

Cotton obtained the Hudson agency in 1917, and remained in the automobile business until his death in 1943.

1928 Advertisement

“When American engineers brought the automobile within reach of the many, they gave humanity the most amazing opportunity for increasing the benefits and joys of life that history has yet recorded.”

O. H. Cotton