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Ontario : North Stormont
Location #10454
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Location Owner:RogerM
Creation Date: 5/26/2014
Last Updated: 11/1/2014



Description
Prior to the advent of multi-lane divided highways, highways like #43 were major east-west routes. If you were a good mechanic, opening a garage along such a road would guarantee that you would not starve. Hundreds of these garages opened through the 1920's and 1930's. Even as late as the 1960's, customer loyalty kept a number of these enterprises going in spite of the increased reliability of vehicles, and the decreasing traffic on these roads.

One such garage was Pat Hotte Auto outside Monkland. As I was driving past I noticed the front of the building peeking out of the trees. When I stopped I found that the front was about the only intact part left of the building. The back has collapsed, as had a trailer off to the side where Pat had obviously been living.

The contents appear to be all there in both cases. The latest dated item I found was for 1972.


****update 16 Aug, 2015 from fiso*****


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Status: Demolished
Category: Commercial



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ground state says:
5/26/2014 7:44:11 PM

Neat spot!

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On 8/16/2015 9:10:48 PM user timo explorer changed the following: security settings, description
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On 11/1/2014 9:40:25 AM user fiso uploaded photos : Oct30-13-N 008.jpg / Oct30-13-N 009.jpg / Oct30-13-N 010.jpg / Oct30-13-N 014.jpg / Oct30-13-N 015.jpg / Oct30-13-N 016.jpg / Oct30-13-N 017.jpg / Oct30-13-N 018.jpg / Oct30-13-N 019.jpg / Oct30-13-N 020.jpg / Oct30-13-N 024.jpg / Oct30-13-N 025.jpg / Oct30-13-N 027.jpg / Oct30-13-N 028.jpg / Oct30-13-N 030.jpg / Oct30-13-N 035.jpg / to SID: 929201417318
On 9/29/2014 9:02:23 PM user ground state moved gallery titled "Check the Oil Please" from location #11188
On 9/23/2014 2:00:41 PM user RogerM changed the following: description
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On 5/26/2014 3:29:56 PM user RogerM changed the following: description
On 5/26/2014 3:27:36 PM user RogerM uploaded photos : 20140525pathotte01_.jpg / 20140525pathotte02_.jpg / 20140525pathotte03_.jpg / 20140525pathotte04_.jpg / 20140525pathotte05_.jpg / 20140525pathotte06_.jpg / 20140525pathotte08_.jpg / 20140525pathotte09_.jpg / 20140525pathotte10_.jpg / 20140525pathotte11_.jpg / to SID: 5262014122440
On 5/26/2014 3:24:53 PM user RogerM created gallery : Pat Hotte's Garage
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