The Herald reported on May 13, 1940 – “Fire has damaged one story of the West Main St., home of the late C.B. McFadden. It is believed to have started in the kitchen.”
City Directories and History: 1908 – S.N. Sowell, 1917 – C.B. McFadden, (#153 – McFadden Garage), 1922/23 – Same, 1946 – NA,
The auto dealership of McFadden and others originally began just as most early automobile dealerships, a repair garage which later began offering sales. The McFadden Motor Company moved several times in Rock Hill’s history and later became Huey Chevrolet Company. Note the 1916 Sanborn map clearly shows the site at #151 being used as a auto repair business. This same location would continue being used for decades as both a repair shop, Chevrolet and Ford dealerships and lastly the Marshall
The Herald reported on March 28, 1903 – “C.B. McFadden has added to the appearance of his market with a fresh coat of paint.” On April 8, C.B. McFadden is now handling Armour and Co. meats and receives a fresh shipment each day.”
The Herald reported on March 26, 1914 – “C.B. McFadden has moved his garage into the large and commodious building recently erected on West Main Street. Mr. McFadden has purchased the McFadden Automobile Company, of which he was formerly manager.”
The McElwee Store ledger of 1915 list C.B. McFadden / Cloud B., as a client at the store. He lived at Rt 1, what is now close to McFadden St., and Wilson’s Nursery.
The Herald reported Jan. 21, 1920 – “The Rock Hill Motor Company is a new auto business opening in the garage formerly operated by the City Motor Company on the corner of Black and Trade Street. They will sell Buick, Overland, Hudson and Essex cars. The Manager is C.W. Sherrill, who came here from Newton, N.C.”
The Herald reported on July 5, 1919 – “City Motor Company, D.B. McFadden manager – the company is doing repair work at their old place of business on the corner of Trade and Black Streets. Their new building on Main Street has parts and accessories. ”
The Herald reported on Oct. 4, 1925 – “That C.B. McFadden has returned from New York City and Newark N.J. He is head of City Motor Company and has taken over the agency for Chrysler Autos. He also handles the Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands.
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