Garage in Goshen was a carriage house

In Goshen if you go in the alleys in the older parts of the city sometimes you will see remnants of days gone by, such as this garage that was once a carriage house. It is part of the property for a house located on the northeast corner of Madison Street (U.S. 33) and Fifth Street on the fringes of the downtown area. The house was built in the 1870s and was originally owned by Joseph S. Mitchell, a Civil War captain and who also served as Goshen’s first city attorney, then mayor and later as an Indiana Supreme Court justice. The city purchased the house a few years ago and I’m not sure if it is vacant or not at this time. One can look at the old garage and imagine a day when a carriage or buggy was parked inside. There are really not very many of these left in the area, so it’s nice to see one once in a while.



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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