Auto Museum Logo

1910′s Franklin County Garage Museum

___________________________________________________

.

Constructed in 1910 as Franklin County’s 1st franchise Ford Dealership, This vintage 1914 image depicts two eager salesmen awaiting the first buyer to lay down $390 for this 1914 Model T Sedan.

___________________________________________________

.

garage museumPhot0 of North Elevation upon complete renovation by Secretary of the Iinterior Guidelines and gran opening of museum April 1st 2000 by FCHPS. The Benton- West City Chamber of Commerce maintains an office within this historic structure.

___________________________________________________

.

1912 Model T HucksterThis 1912 Model T Huckster belonged to Charlie Birger
while living in Ledford IL (SW of Harrisburg) from 1913-1918. (On loan from Frank Bailey- Hucks Inc.)

___________________________________________________

.

1925 Rolls RoyceThis rare 1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Roadster, a Benton Icon occuped the space beneath original belt driven machinery from 2001-2008.

___________________________________________________

.

1916 J. Dallas Dort1916 J. Dallas Dort- In 1916, The Dimond Brothers, owners and builders of THe Franklin County Garage, sold their Ford franchise and obtained the franchise for Chevrolet, Oakland (Pontiac) and the J. Dallas Dort. This rare1916 J. Dallas Dort Touring, on permanent display, boasts a four cylinder Lycoming (old aircraft style) engine, a leather faced clutch and a state-of-the-art GE ignition system.

___________________________________________________

.

1926 Model T CoupeThis1926 Model T Coupe was once owned by Alec McCreery, founder of Benton’s earliest lumber company. During mid-year 1926, with competition mounting, Henry Ford offered the coupe in this original green and the sedan in grey. Wood spoke wheels were replaced by wire spoke later that year. with the last Model T rolling off the assembly line in 1927. Henry Ford manufactured 15 million Model T’s between 1909 and 1927 prior to introduction of the Model A.

___________________________________________________