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The Black Diamond Garage was built in 1942. (BDHS #2000.09 Carl Steiert Collection)

The “new” Black Diamond Garage was built in 1942. (BDHS #2000.09 Carl Steiert Collection)

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, July 2005

Harry Berry, 1944 UW Tyee yearbook

Harry Berry, 1944 UW Tyee yearbook

By Harry Berry

It was 1942 and the gala grand opening of the new Diamond Garage on 3rd Avenue (SR 169) brought a very large crowd of the town folk and neighboring individuals. It was the first new building to be built in Black Diamond in a long time. It was a celebration to remember.

Eve Thomas and Arvid Larson were the owners and Carl Steiert was the head auto mechanic. When Eve Thomas offered me the job shortly after the opening, I jumped at the chance and began working there in 1942 as an attendant and helper during my senior year in high school. They are pleasant memories. (more…)

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