Former garage building on Main Street

Following up on a post of a few weeks ago, here is another building in Goshen that used to serve as a garage and automobile dealer. Built in 1917, it is located in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Goshen. Robert Stoller owned the garage for a few years by himself and was also in a partnership with Walter Zahrndt. Thus the name Stoller-Zahrndt Garage. Hudson cars were sold for a few years before it became a Studebaker dealer, which it remained until 1951. Later the business was relocated to U.S. 33 where many car dealers seeking more space relocated. When the building was built, all of the automobile dealers in Goshen were downtown. After World War II, things changed and dealers had to stock more inventory and needed more space. Much of the façade for the building on South Main Street remains and now it is occupied by two different businesses. Also of note is this garage was listed in the AAA directory of 1946 of authorized service stations.

South Main Street Garage-Goshen 003

Former garage building in downtown 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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