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Adventures in Roadside Archaeology - The First Parking Garage in the USA


The First Parking Garage in the USA
Welch WV

Spent today visiting towns where dad grew up in the 1940’s and 1950’s. (More on that later).

Driving thru Welch, we happened upon the first parking garage in the USA.

It’s streamline style design was cutting edge when it opened September 1941. JFK spoke in front of it when campaigning in 1960.

80 years later it’s still in use, but hosting nowhere the capacity of cars it did during the town’s heyday.