Former car dealer/gas station in New Paris

The downtown area used to be the place to do business including filling the automobile’s gas tank. Shown is the building for the former Werner Motor Sales on Market Street in New Paris, Elkhart County. It is just east of the railroad tracks on the edge of downtown. An old photo online shows there was a gas pump there in 1925. Today the building may possibly be used for apartments.

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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