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Bristow Motors Building

500 N. Main St., Bristow, OK

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The Bristow Motor Company Building a one-story red brick building trimmed with limestone that was built in 1923. At one time the corner of the building had gas pumps under the canopy, I'm guessing the low brick wall wasn't there then allowing cars to pull out onto Main Street.

Built by George Carmen, this is said to have been the first auto dealership in the county. Carmen sold Fords from the new building for a short time after it's completion. Wendell List became the owner eight months after the building was finished and used it for his List Motor Company until the late 1980s.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Photos from the time show a Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick GMC Trucks sign on the front.

Centered both in the front and end of the building is a three panel horizontal limestone name plate that says

Bristow Motor Co


x Here's a detail photo of the tire and wheel limestone panels on the corners of the building.

Photo(s): 2012



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