Garage in Goshen was built in 1930s

Before I took this photo last summer, I had noticed this detached garage on the corner of Main (State Road 15) and Waverly in Goshen, on the south side of the city. I thought it was another good example of how garages looked when cars were not so roomy and there were far fewer of them on the roads. County property records found online indicate this garage was built in 1930 and the house (not pictured) was built in 1880. Naturally, the south side of Goshen is one of the older portions of the city. What is now State Road 15 in this area used to be known as the Logansport-White Pigeon State Road, one of the earliest state roads commissioned in the 1830s. Following simple logic, older garages will be found where the older houses are located. Goshen still has a few of the older and smaller garages, though sometimes they are sitting by an alley and off the beaten paths of traffic. This garage appears to be an example of one well taken care of.

Detached 1930s garage in Goshen

Detached 1930s garage 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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