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Mitchell Motors …

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Here are several of the Oldsmobile dealership … Mitchell Motors.  This dealership used to be on the corner of Pace Blvd and Garden / Navy Blvd.  Above is the part’s / service department.  Notice how the service representative is wearing a white lab coat.  Below is a panorama view of the exterior of the dealership.

I cannot remember when Mitchell Motors moved out to City Car, but I know that they were at this location for many years.  I am not sure of the year that these photos were taken … maybe some of you will recognize these car models and help me with a year.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

June 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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  1. Having grown up in Pensacola (1945 – 1973) I had driven past Mitchell Motors many times. However, that photo looking North up Pace (O) brought back memories. During the Summer of 1963, between high school and Pensacola Junior College, I worked for Soule Construction Company which was further up Pace, a bit north of Cervantes. Often, when I got off at the Company yard, I had no ride home and had to walk down Pace, across the old Bayou Chico bridge, and on to my house down near Bayshore Drive. After a hard day’s work on the construction crew, coming down the sidewalk and getting to that corner post in the picture meant in my mind that I was almost home.

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    Donovan Baldwin

    April 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  2. 1956 is the year.

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    Paul Fivesh

    March 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

  3. I can remember when Mitchell Motors was at the Pace (O St.) and Garden location. The cars sitting outside are 1956 Oldsmobiles.

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    Wayne Craig

    August 30, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    • Thanks for the comment Wayne … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  4. WE MOVED TO PENSACOLA IN THE 1950’S. I DO REMEMBER SOME OF THE PLACES.
    MY UNCLE AL HERRICK WORKED FOR MITCHELL MOTORS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA UNTIL
    HIS DEATH IN 1968. HE AND MY AUNT WERE ALSO FRIENDS WITH THE MITCHELLS IN
    ATLANTA. MY AUNT WOULD TAKE ME OUT TO THEIR FARM CLOSE TO ATLANTA TO PICK
    VEGTABLES FROM THE GARDEN. IN THE 50’S AND 60’S IT WAS A MAJOR EVENT FOR
    THE NEW CARS TO COME OUT IN THE FALL. I REMEMBER GOING TO THE AIRPORT IN
    ATLANTA MANY TIMES TO SEE THE NEW MODELS ON DISPLAY. I DO NOT KNOW IF THAT
    WAS DONE IN PENSACOLA ALSO. I AM CURIOUS TO KNOW WHY THE CELEBERTIES FROM
    THE 50’S WERE IN PENSACOLA.? I, ALSO, REMEMBER GOING TO THE AIRPORT JUST
    TO WATCH THE JETS TAKE OFF….AS MOST SHOULD REMEMBER AND SEE FROM PHOTO
    IT WAS A VERY SMALL WALK FROM GATE TO PLANE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING SOME OF
    THE MEMORIES. I WAS SURPRISED BY THE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WERE FIMILIAR.

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    MICHELLE

    August 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

  5. My father, Kenneth Fulghum, built the Mitchell Motors building.

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    Ann Hall

    August 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm


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