former Lew Williams/Joe Romania Chevrolet Showroom
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member erganic AJ
N 44° 02.647 W 123° 03.738
10T E 495008 N 4876773
Quick Description: The Showroom was built in 1960. It features walls of glass and a "flying saucer" style roof.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2010 9:19:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM82PJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 12

Long Description:
The former dealership is located at 2020 Franklin Boulevard, on the south side, between Orchard and Walnut Streets. The auto showroom/display pavilion was designed in 1959 by the architectural firm of Balzhiser, Seder & Rhodes. Construction began on January 2, 1960 by Gale M. Roberts Construction. The grand opening of Lew Williams Chevrolet was held August 12th through August 14th, 1960. Joseph Romania is general manager. Wendell Kaufman is sales manager. Oregon's Secretary of State Howell Appling along with City of Eugene and Chevrolet officials are in attendance. Joe Romania became full owner in 1969 renaming the dealership Joe Romania Chevrolet. The property was sold to the University of Oregon in 2005. The Showroom is built in the Space-Age, Googie style of architecture.
Type of Structure: Building

Upswept Roof / Folded Plate Roof(s): yes

Large Dome(s): no

Large Sheet Glass Window(s): yes

Boomerang and/or Arrow Shape(s): no

Amoebae Shape(s): no

Atomic Model(s): no

Starburst(s): no

Flying Saucer/Rocket Shape(s): yes

Physical Address:
2020 Franklin Boulevard
Eugene, OR Lane
97403


Web Address or URL: [Web Link]

Exposed Steel Beam(s): Not Listed

If I knew, I'd be an architect: Not Listed

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