Former gas station now a wireless dealer

In downtown Goshen a former Shell gas station now serves as a Verizon wireless dealer. It is located on Main Street at the intersection with Jefferson Street. This building has a very long history as a gas station. Although I don’t know for sure when it originally opened as a Shell station, I found it listed in a 1933 Goshen city directory. It may have opened prior to that, but the library does not have an exhaustive list of city directories. A few years are missing. Through the years it had different names and owners. Probably many people would remember an L.E. Seybert owning the station. He died in 1965 and sold the station in about 1958. The Goshen Historical Society has a few old photos showing the Shell station. The last year I saw a Shell station listed at the Main Street address was in 1992. By 1993, it had moved to Pike Street at the corner of Third Street. It was there for several years until Shell closed several of its stations about 8 to 10 years ago I would guess. Since then another Shell station has opened south of Goshen High School on U.S. 33.


Former Shell gas station 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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