West Washington Street in Goshen

Washington Street in Goshen, Elkhart County, has a long history. It was one of the original platted streets in the town, which dates to the 1830s. As is the case in several towns or cities, streets were named after U.S. presidents. Downtown Goshen has quite a few older buildings still standing and being used today. This building is in the 100 block of West Washington Street, the first block west of Main Street (or State Road 15 too). It used to be the Community Cold Storage Locker Company among other businesses through the years. According to the historic structures inventory done by Indiana Landmarks for Elkhart County, the building dates to about 1900. Goshen Buggy Top Company was also located in this block at one time, but apparently before this building was built. The beautiful building is used for apartments and possibly there is a business in it, too.

West Washington Street in Goshen

West Washington Street in Goshen


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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