Brick driveway in Oakridge Cemetery

An old brick driveway in the Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, used to be part of an actual platted roadway. Today it is a drive coming off Wilden Avenue, but it was formerly connected to North Street. Old maps prove this. North Street crossed the railroad tracks just barely out of view in the photo. The street no longer exists and the brick drive stops short of the RR tracks. The fact it is a brick drive indicates it was built at least prior to the 1920s. Many RR crossings were eliminated as safety became a greater concern.



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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