Darien Motor Company, 1947

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This has been remodeled and now serves as the Darien firehouse. Its Streamline Moderne architecture remains though the “tabby” walls have been replaced with stucco. O. C. Welch III notes that this was built in 1947 as Darien Motor Company by Speed Edenfield. It was next owned by O. C. Welch (a well-known car dealer in these parts). Dianne Parks notes that it was later Steve James Ford, Jack Nelson Ford, and Lilliston Ford. (These photographs were made in 2011).

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3 responses to “Darien Motor Company, 1947

  1. Lisa Rodgers

    Love that art deco look.

  2. Unfortunately, unaware of the architectural value and beauty of the building, someone in a position of authority decided to “remodel” the building and chose to stucco over all of the beautiful old Art Deco glass blocks.

  3. Mary Ellen Stebbins

    Actually, this building was built by Mose (Jefferson Quincy) Edenfield, who was my great grandfather. Speed bought this building from his widow and his children after his death–likely around 1963. Mose died in 1961.

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