Joe Romania Chevrolet - Eugene, OR (Googie Architecture)
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:22 pm
From the Collection of TBG Architects/Planners Inc. Grant Seder, Architect
Name:(former) Lew Wiliams/Joe Romania Chevrolet auto showroom
Architect:Balzhiser, Seder & Rhodes
Street:2020 Franklin Boulevard
Type: "Display Pavilion" / auto showroom
Status: Uncertain: Property purchased in March, 2005 by Oregon Future Expansion LLC (see 2004-2005 UO Foundation Annual Report).
Description:The University of Oregon Arena Project Evaluation of Seven Sites (see hyperlink below) identifies the Joe Romania Chevrolet Dealership as a potential site for future development by the University. It suggests the property could be used for parking or housing, with a possible commercial-use strip along Franklin Boulevard.
Construction was by Gale M. Roberts.
Note: Since being sold, the lower half of the auto showroom's floor to ceiling glass walls have been covered with sheets of white plywood.
http://www.eugenemodern.org/romania (additional photos and information)
http://comm.uoregon.edu/pdfs/UO_7-Site_ ... 1Aug03.pdf (UO Arena Project Evaluation of Seven Sites)
http://www.webuildit.com (Gale M. Roberts Construction)
http://uofoundation.org/ (University of Oregon Foundation)