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Manweiler Chevrolet receives historic designation

This picture shows the curved front of Manweiler Chevrolet in Hoisington. The building has been added to the Kansas Register of Historic Places.

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HOISINGTON — Manweiler Chevrolet, an 84-year-old business in Hoisington, has received designation on the Kansas Register of Historic Places and will seek designation on the National Register, particularly for its exterior look.
 The building is described as Streamline Art Moderne. It was built in 1944 with a curved showroom, suggesting the flow of riding in a car. At one time, the business had gas pumps, but they were removed in the late 1970s.
“General Motors did not build (dealerships) during the 1940s because of World War II,” said Gene Manweiler, owner of the business with wife Paula. “Ours was built during ...

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