Former Phil’s Garage in New Paris

In the days before self-service gas pumps and convenience stores, gas stations and garages were more in abundance, even in smaller towns. Shown is the former Phil’s Garage in New Paris, Elkhart County. It was located on State Road 15 just north of where the railroad overpass was located several years ago before being removed. Phil and Sandy Coy owned the station as did Bud Neff and Henry Wisler earlier. It was also known as Bud’s Garage for a while.



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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 Phil’s Garage in New Paris

  1. Mark Howe says:

    If you look closely, it’s not hard to see “NEFF” on the façade of the building.

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