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Minden in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
C.O.D. Garage
 
C.O.D. Garage Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
1. C.O.D. Garage Marker
 
Inscription. Ground was broken for the garage in 1911, with structure additions in 1917 and 1927. The initials stand for the owner Clarence Oliver Dangberg. Later, under the ownership of the Fred "Brick" Hellwinkel family, the C.O.D. garage was the oldest continuous family owned franchised dealership in Nevada. Over the years the company sold Chevrolet, Buick, Ford, Hupmobile, Jeep, Lauson Tractors, Goodyear Tires, offered AAA towing and sold gas under Union Oil and Shell canopies.
 
Location. 38° 57.188′ N, 119° 45.787′ W. Marker is in Minden, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Esmeralda Avenue east of Fourth Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1593 Esmeralda Ave, Minden NV 89423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minden Dry Goods (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heidlberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Farmer's Bank of Carson Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Reed-Meneley Insurance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clock Park (about 300 feet away); Minden's First Homesite (about 400 feet away); First National Bank of Nevada (about 400 feet away); Minden (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Minden.
 
The C.O.D. Garage Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2009
2. The C.O.D. Garage
 

 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the left of the front door.
 
Also see . . .
1. #4 - Downtown Minden. Aroundcarson.com's short article on the history of Minden, by Scott Schrantz. Includes two views of Esmeralda Avenue with the C.O.D. Garage, one from 1921 and one from 2003. (Submitted on October 22, 2009.) 

2. Casino Chosen for C.O.D. Garage. The Record Courier's October 14th, 2005, article on plans to turn the C.O.D. Garage into a casino, bakery, and ice cream parlor, while preserving the historic appearance of the building. (Submitted on October 22, 2009.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 904 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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