Former South Whitley lumber yard

George Lee and then his son, Roy, operated a lumber yard in this building on Front Street in downtown South Whitley, Whitley County. The business was known as Lee Lumber Company and operated from about 1895 until 1955. George Lee was tragically killed in an automobile crash June 11, 1948, at the age of 88. His son operated the business until 1955. It may have been purchased by another lumber company and operated in the same location for a few more years. The town of South Whitley purchased the building for utilities in 1970. It is now used by EMS.Image

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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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2 Responses to Former South Whitley lumber yard

  1. Nathan Myers says:

    Tim I believe Morches operated in the building in the 1960’s from what I remember as a kid. Also the EMS now operates out of the new fire station on State Street and the town uses the building for storage.

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