You find the most amazing things while exploring. Things that seem to be located in a slightly strange place today were once things that were in the perfect spot all those years ago.
Lou’s Auto Repair sits today right in the middle of a residential area. This area, typically referred to as “Fairfield”, is one of the first areas built up in the city here and is home to many old character heritage homes. The strong influence of Victorian architecture can be felt everywhere here, with many of the homes and buildings being period-correct and exquisitely maintained. So, how does this translate to finding this wonderful old auto garage right in the midst of the neighborhood?
All those years ago when the city was undergoing growth, there were many disparate little areas. Having certain service and commodity based stores locally available was a key to this growth, to make it easier for people to make their way around and find services and goods. At the time this place was built, it made a lot of sense to sit it right here… the local folks from the area could easily make their way to and from this location. Today, these issues are far less noticeable due to modern roads and vehicles.
This just makes finding something like this that much more special in today’s age.
I’m sure many of us remember a time when we traveled with our parents in the car. Finding a gas station like this was in some ways tantamount to finding an amusement park. Especially for boys… this place would be filled to the rafters with tires, belts, hoses… you name it! And for the gentler persuasion, that is to say little girls, there was always that Coke machine that dispensed genuine bottles of the beverage and the candy rack that was full of gum and other sweets.
Does anyone else have memories like these associated with an old garage? Please feel free to share any stories you may have, we truly do love to hear from all our visitors! And many thanks for taking the time to pop by and see us here today, we really do appreciate it.