Once a carriage house, now used by attorney

This former carriage house in Goshen is a bit unusual in that it was not built until about 1930 according to an inventory of historic structures in Elkhart County published by Indiana Landmarks. By 1930, of course, the “horseless carriage” or the automobile had started to take a firmer grip on the transportation scene. One can wonder just how many carriages were still in use then, but keep in mind there wasn’t a car or two in about every garage as is typically common now. Perhaps the building was used to take care of horses and-or store and maintain carriages for those living in rural areas. Now used as an office for an attorney, the building is located on West Clinton Street near Second Street on the fringes of downtown. Goshen still has a few of these types of buildings and this particular one has a gabled front.

Former carriage house in Goshen

Former carriage house in Goshen

 

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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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