Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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Another surviving car service on Avenue Foch

Usually Shanghai offers unpleasant surprises in terms of disappeared historic buildings, but this one is an exception. I did not expect Bills Motors dealership on Avenue Foch to survive to this day, but it has, and with a somewhat changed facade, continues to function in the same capacity. Paul French has a blog entry on Bills Motors and its personnel.


map.baidu.com



Ad from 1940.



Photos from 1949.


This promotional photo is also taken in front of Bills Motors. (minguotupian.com)


Source. The Wanderwell Around-The-World Expedition stopped in Shanghai at the end of March 1928.

Another surviving car service on Avenue Foch, across the road from Bills Motors, was found here.

Tags: 1920s, 1940s, auto industry, bills motors, french concession, shanghai, then and now
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