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  • 2R5
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    I can see an onslot of Studebaker fans converging on that poor little town ...all trying to get into that building .........let us know how you guys make out <g>

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  • Studebaker Wheel
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    Thanks for the follow-up. I guess all the questions have been answered except what is inside the old Studebaker garage.

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  • Alton's Garage (Antwerp,
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    Originally posted by JBOYLE View Post
    Is there a street name on the card to make a google map search easier?
    Alton's Garage is located at 114 Main Street, Antwerp, NY 13608.

    The church is the First Congregational Church of Antwerp, built in 1876 and IT DOES STILL EXIST.
    The church was founded in 1819.

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  • Alton's Garage (Antwerp,
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    First Congregational Church (Antwerp, NY)

    [QUOTE=BobPalma;578363]Wow! Look at the size of that church at the end of the street; what an edifice. I wonder if it still exists, but am too lazy to Google Earth the area.

    THE CHURCH STILL EXISTS.

    It is the First Congregational Church (Antwerp, NY) founded in 1819.
    The cuilding in the photo is the churches' third building constructed circa 1876.

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  • JBOYLE
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    Thanks for the update, great to see the building survive. The church still looks nice. Who knows, it might be worth searching the building.

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  • warehouse1
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    I know it was still an active auto repair garage in 1964 as a friend of mine took me there to check on his '53 Chevy that was being repaired there. Most of the stores along that street are closed and boarded up and have been for many years. Probably the town or county owns them now for back taxes. Kind of a ghost town now, WalMarts and big box stores are close enough to the town that small business just can't make it.
    I know, my first thoughts were the same, what is still inside, maybe my friends '53 Chevy? A gold mine of signs and such?

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  • Studebaker Wheel
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    Amazing that the old building has survived in its original unaltered form! Thanks for the detective work and for posting the great images. If your brother-in-law would like a high resolution image of the original real photo post card without the water mark just let me know and I will email it. Now you have to find the owner of that building and check the attic to see how many of those original old signs are still up there (along with the Studebaker parts!).

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  • 52-fan
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    Thanks for taking the time to take and post the current pictures. Interesting to see that the buildings still exist after all these years.

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  • cultural infidel
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    well crap. I was searching in town, kind of avoided the highway/main st. pretty cool to see the old building still standing. I wonder what kind of treasures can be found inside.....

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  • warehouse1
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    Hi everyone, been lurking for years it seems but after seeing the scene from Antwerp, NY I just had to say Hi! I live about 20 miles from Antwerp and have a brother-in-law who lClick image for larger version

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  • cultural infidel
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    my google earth skills arent the best. but from what I can tell, the chruch is gone or remodeled without the bell tower.

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  • Studebaker Wheel
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    Originally posted by JBOYLE View Post
    Is there a street name on the card to make a google map search easier?
    What you see is what there is.

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  • JBOYLE
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    Is there a street name on the card to make a google map search easier?

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  • FlatheadGeo
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    Good question, Gary. I do not have the answer. Most of the churches (Roman) were built like medieval cathedrals.

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by FlatheadGeo View Post
    Bob, if you think that is big, you should see the churhces in Brooklyn, NY. It was known, when it was its own city, as the City of Churches!!
    Yes, but how many people did Brooklyn have (millions?) versus Antwerp, NY in c.1928?

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