Tim Ashley
Tim Ashley
Hello, my name is Tim Ashley, and I have lived in Goshen for more than 11 years now. I enjoy reading, researching and writing about local history very much. I particularly enjoy railroad and transportation history, but also other areas, too.

I've written articles for the online exhibit of the Elkhart County Historical Museum, I have published a small book about the history of west Goshen and I am a writer, editor and photographer for a local newspaper.
In my blog I want to share my enjoyment of local history with others by showing glimpses of the past in photos and short articles.

Many of my blog posts are in Elkhart County, but also Kosciusko, Whitley, Huntington, Fulton, Wabash and possibly other counties.

Small Goshen garage serves as reminder of 1930s transportation

When cars were smaller and less common, a certain style of detached garage became popular. History blogger Tim Ashley spotted one in Goshen that’s still in great condition and shared some information about it. 

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

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 for The Elkhart Truth, Local Remnants.

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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