Things mechanical were pretty much simply made, and heavy duty. Hydraulic vehicle lifts hadn't made it here yet, but just look at the craftsmanship in the garage's rock work.
The garage's hand made trusses span a large area and are hand laminated, each nearly identical. They have held up the roof well for many years, preserving this grand old garage. Craftsmanship made the difference.
Across the road is another well preserved building of the era.
A bit further down Route 66 is this grand old structure. Maybe somehow it will be restored.
At the end of the sixty miles of our self guided tour and prowling about old buildings stands this nifty station from the past: