Dorset Garage

Geographic location: Lot 29, Conc A, Ridout

Current address: Main Street, Dorset

Date range: 1935 to present

Interesting facts: The Dorset Garage was built in 1935 by Hiram Barry. His home still stands near the lake behind the garage. Hiram brought his car to Dorset in winter over the ice and in 1909 he became the first person to drive a car from Dorset to Bobcaygeon. The corduroy road was very rutted, muddy and difficult in places, so sets of planks were carried on the car to be laid down in front of the wheels in the wet places. The garage is still owned by his descendants.

Public access: Yes

Current use: Service station

Information source: Dorset Heritage Walking Tour brochure

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