Griffin Auto Company - EHS1961

Historic location: This photograph shows the old Griffin Auto Co. in El Dorado, now the home of El Dorado Glass and Mirror, 117 E. Locust. Patrick Hotard, executive director of the South Arkansas Historical Foundation, borrowed this photo from El Dorado Glass and Mirror to show local residents the old car company.

A letter accompanying the photo reads, in part, ‘It is the sincere desire of every employee of Griffin Auto Company to serve you in a friendly and efficient manner. There are 21 different departments to serve your every automotive need. Our service station is open 24 hours every day,’ and is signed by T.B. Griffin, president. The company offered ‘gasoline, oil, tires, tubes, tire repairs, batteries and wrecker service.’ Hotard pointed out the old Chevrolet and Lion Oil signs on the building.