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Palace Garage

The Palace Garage was located on Lincoln Way at the corner of Chicago St., approximately where

the Wendy's Restaurant and parking lot is today (2008).  It was built by Carl Petering in 1916.  Some

of the products and services advertised in lettering over the doors and windows include Auto Storage, Oldsmobile 8 (referring to the number of cylinders), Jeffery 4 and 6, Grant Six, Rest Room, Auto Livery,

and in the roofed shelter at the right-hand corner, Gas and Oils.  The wheel carved of stone between the

words Palace and Garage at the top, still exists today and can be viewed inside our museum, the La Porte

County Historical Society Museum.  It is located on the north wall of the top floor. 

On Oct. 9, 1918, the upper floor of the Palace Garage was rented to the E. A. Couturier band instru-

ment company, which manufactured a variety of brass and woodwind instruments there.  Several of

these instruments are also on display at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum.


La Porte County Historical Society Museum
2405 Indiana Avenue, Suite 1
La Porte, IN 46350
Tel: 219/324-6767
Fax: 219/324-9029

Admission Charge: La Porte County Adult Residents $3
Out-of-county Adult Residents $6
Out-of-County Seniors 60 and over $5
Children/Students 12-17 $3
Commercial bus tour participants $3

Children under 12, La Porte County Historical Society, Inc. members
Time Traveler affiliates, School Tours FREE

  OPEN TO PUBLIC
Tuesday thru Saturday
10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M
Handicapped accessible



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