Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A simple holly wreath adorns this holiday greeting. The text reads

With Kind Thoughts

And Good Wishes for

Christmas and the Coming Year

Downer Place Garage Co

A. C. Berthold, Manager

I found a Downer Place in Aurora, IL, and also found this particular company referenced a couple times in old documents.

Automobile Topics (magazine?) in June 1915 referenced that the garage was being built, and that it would include a sales area and a repair department.

A 1923 book of certified Domestic and Foreign corporations, published by the Illinois Secretary of State.

A 1931 phone directory that lists the garage phone number as 8724.

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