Garages of the Glebe

By Jennifer Humphries

On my rambles in the Glebe, I take a keen interest in fragments of our heritage lurking in side yards and alleys.

Sometimes a home’s garage catches my eye. Here are a few that illustrate the diversity in our neighbourhood’s places to store cars, bikes, tools and toys. Three of these suggest a possible earlier use, maybe as a workshop or repair service for Model Ts (produced until 1927). Some garages seem to be a featured element of the home, others are purely utilitarian. Whether maintained or not, straight or leaning, adjoining or detached, colourful or muted, they can be strangely attractive.

Jennifer Humphries is co-chair of the GCA Environment Committee and co-chair of the Glebe Report board of directors.

Photos: Jennifer Humphries

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