Monday, January 26, 2015

Interurban Car Barns on Columbus Avenue

The image above shows the old car barns in 1902, at 2610 Columbus Avenue in Perkins Township, just south of Perkins Avenue. The building was built by the Sandusky & Interurban in 1899 as a carhouse and power complex. In 1902, the car barns were in use by the Lake Shore Electric Railway. From 1960 to 1964, the Giant Tiger department store did business at this location. The company ran an advertisement in the January 5, 1961 issue of the Sandusky Register, thanking Sandusky residents for their warm welcome.

A huge fire destroyed the Giant Tiger store on the evening of March 1, 1964. 

A number of different businesses have been at 2610 Columbus Avenue through the years. Perkins Township’s Administrative Offices are now located there.

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