Before taking this photo last summer, I noticed this detached garage on the corner of Main Street (S.R. 15) and Waverly Street in Goshen, on the city’s south side. I thought it was another good example of how garages looked when cars were not so roomy and there were far fewer of them on the road.
Tim Ashley is a history buff who lives in Goshen and works for an area newspaper. You can read more of his work on his community blog
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County property records found online indicate this garage was built in 1930 and the house (not pictured) was built in 1880. The south side of Goshen is one of the older portions of the city. What is now S.R. 15 in this area used to be known as the Logansport-White Pigeon State Road – one of the earliest state roads commissioned in the 1830s.
Following simple logic, older garages will be found where the older houses are located. Goshen still has a few older and smaller garages, though sometimes they are sitting by alleys or off the beaten paths of traffic. This garage appears to be an example of one well taken care of.
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