The West Salisbury Garage

The West Salisbury Garage was built in 1909 by John Knecht.  John sold and serviced Reo and Maxwell automobiles.  In 1914 John Knecht established a Ford dealership and sold a full line of model T Fords along with Reo and Maxwell.
     In 1918 John sold his business to his brother Harry F. Knecht, who discontinued selling Reo, Maxwell and  Ford automobiles.  Harry elected to sell Chevrolet vehicles during the years 1918 - 1920.  In 1921 Harry became a Studebaker dealer.  The first Studebaker was delivered to Roscoe Welfley of Salisbury.
     Harry Knecht expanded his buildings in 1924 and again in  1946.  In 1946 Harry entered into a partnership with his son, Lee J. Knecht, which continued until January 1, 1957 when Harry F. Knecht retired and Lee J. Knecht became sole owner.


John Knecht, owner (standing in doorway) showing three Reo's
and a model "T" Ford.  Seated in the open Reo touring car are members
of the Christner family of Boynton. (photo dated 1913)
Harry F. Knecht, owner, showing two 1922 Studebaker cars.  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knecht
are standing beside the cars and G. G. Bowman is standing in front of a new 1922 Studebaker
sedan he had just purchased.  (photo dated 1922)
Photograph donated by Michael McKenzie
Knecht's before the fire 1934

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