Boring you with HISTORY! Upon doing some cleaning up around the property shortly after its' purchase, I found a coffee stir stck upstairs in the "parts room" that was imprinted with "Lott Motor Company". Upon doing some internet sleuthing an obituary was found for W.E Lott from Galion, Ohio - stating that "From 1946 to 1959 he owned and operated Lott Motor Company, a Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge dealer in Bucyrus and Galion". I have been told that the Ford dealership that sat on the west side of nearby Galion (I remember it as Marv Downs Ford) was a mirror image of 321 West Mansfield St. This building was built in 1946. Pretty amazing that someone would build two new automotive dealerships post WW2.
In 1959 this building became Mulgrew Motor Sales, and later Crocketts, Krauslock's, Midtown Motors, Stephens, Joe Williams (twice), and most recently Tech Ted's. AMC/Jeep and Renault were even sold there for a few years (I'mthinking during Stephens)
Over the past 71 years the property has gone through many changes, from having houses on either side demolished to expand the sales lots, to the construction of the body shop on the east side of the main building in 1970. There were aparently many changes made to the showroom area over the years. My wife contacted the Historical Society in both Galion and Bucyrus in an effort to find any old photos of either dealership and was told that they have nothing. I've found two photos from mid 60's and mid 70's of the front/west side of the building from the outside, but nothing from the inside. If you have,or know someone who may have any old photos of the building that I could copy, please let me know!