Former Churn and Ladder building

The building closest to the camera was in the local news a few weeks ago as it was significantly damaged in a fire. Along with the building in the background, it was part of the Goshen Churn and Ladder Company on Lincoln Avenue in Goshen, just east of the railroad tracks. Churn and Ladder was a major employer for many years and closed several years ago. The photo was taken last summer and the owner of the building told the newspaper he will have it completely demolished.



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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One Response to Former Churn and Ladder building

  1. Phil says:

    It’s been torn down, leaving only the newer portion of the building. The damaged portion is gone. Do you have any information or maps about the railroad tracks beside the remaining building? I’ve always wondered about its origins.

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