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Lyons Auto Supply (Lyons Auto Company Garage)

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Lyons Auto Company Garage
1912, 1919. 210–214 N. 4th St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

Built in two phases, the Lyons garage represents the booming local automobile businesses in the early twentieth century. The Lyons Company began in 1894 in Grand Forks as a sales and repair business for bicycles and later diversified into motorcycles and automobiles, specializing in the lesser-known Hudson, Franklin, and Hupmobile brands. Still active as a service garage, this building is a fine example of castellated Tudor Revival expressed in a commercial building and gives the company an identity through distinctive architecture.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Lyons Auto Supply (Lyons Auto Company Garage)", [Grand Forks, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 76-76.

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