1400 Summerville Avenue1400 Summerville Avenue
Originally more numerous, detached garages were an integral aspect of most early Cottontown residences, as shown on this 1956 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map. Depending on the owner’s taste and needs, the complexity of these support buildings could vary greatly. While some were little more than simple wood-frame garages, others were elaborate, occasionally featuring apartments that offered families more room to grow. In many instances, garage apartments were rented, providing additional family income, a trend particularly apparent following World War II.