When I stopped by to give George a CD of our recording of his interview, he invited me in to show me something. After our show recording in his house, he had pulled out a photo album that was dedicated to his old store in downtown Pekin and had all the construction of the new store on RT 29. It was a trip down memory lane, as the new store was raised by Dennison Chevrolet a few years ago.
I was able to borrow the album on loan from George and asked him if it was OK to scan some pictures. When Jared Olar from Pekin Library had done his awesome followup on dealerships in Pekin… Beres Motor Co was strangely missing from most pictures. Finding this album and showing off these pictures feels like its the missing piece from Jared’s research.
Look for more pictures in a nice tidy album soon!