In South Whitley, Whitley County, there are several older houses built in the later 1800s that are still standing. Some of these still have old detached garages standing, too.
This detached garage in the 200 block of North State Street, also State Road 5, was built in about 1925, according to county property records found online.
It doesn’t look very big by today’s standards, but 1920s automobiles were generally not as big and it would have been far more uncommon for a household to have more than one car. In fact, for a house to even have one car was still unusual in that decade.
The house was built in about 1890, so one wonders if the garage replaced a carriage or buggy house or if it was renovated into an automobile garage in the 1920s.
State Road 5 itself is historical as it is part of what was once the Goshen-Huntington State Road.