Friday, April 6, 2018
That DeKalb Garage on the Lincoln Highway Still Not Open in 1918
From the March 28, 2018, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1918, 100 Years Ago.
"Work on the Ellwood-Fisk garage at the corner of First Street and Lincoln Highway was resumed and it is hoped by the contractors and the owners that no interruptions will follow.
"The work has been delayed to some extent on account of lack of material, and then cold weather stopped progress, and today the sound of the hammer and saw was again heard coming from that direction."
World War I was going on and much was diverted to war production which may have caused some of the material shortages. I have been writing about this gas station for a long time and it was originally hoped that it would be finished by the end of 1917.