Former garage building in Goshen

Several years ago there were not only more gas stations in most towns, but also more car dealers too. Obviously that has changed and today we typically find fewer of both. Shown in the photo is a building that once served as a car dealer and garage on West Lincoln Avenue in Goshen, just outside the downtown area. At one time this was known as the Robert Atz Motor Sales Corporation. Cars were sold and serviced in this building. It may have been under different names in other years, but I don’t have that information in my records yet. Next door is Hamilton Iron Works and the building now serves as an office for a CPA. When you study history closely, it’s interesting the trends to be discovered. There are other buildings in Goshen that once served as garages and I’ll get to those in future weeks.

Auto Dealer Bldg-West Lincoln Avenue 003

Former car dealer 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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