A century of service

Olde’s Garage celebrates opening in 1921

Deb Hurley Brobst
dbrobst@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 2/24/21

It’s a milestone the foothills doesn’t see too often: Olde’s Garage celebrated its 100th anniversary on Feb. 22. Herman Olde opened the station in 1921 in downtown Evergreen where Creekside …

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A century of service

Olde’s Garage celebrates opening in 1921

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It’s a milestone the foothills doesn’t see too often: Olde’s Garage celebrated its 100th anniversary on Feb. 22.

Herman Olde opened the station in 1921 in downtown Evergreen where Creekside Cellars now is, and it was one of four businesses that stayed open year-round to serve locals. Evergreen was a resort town at the time. The business also delivered fuel throughout the foothills and grew to add a mechanic shop and retail business that included sporting goods.

Three generations of the family still have their hands in the business. Gerry Olde, Herman’s son, 95, still stops in to chat with employees and customers, while Gerry’s daughter, Kate Olde Porter, 68, and grandson Monty Porter, 39, are responsible for the daily operations.

Olde’s Garage at Evergreen Parkway and Bryant Drive reinvented itself last summer when it hosted Cars & Coffee, a car show that brought classic cars, hot rods and more from all over on Saturday mornings. From Mustangs to MGs, from Porsches to Pontiac Thunderbirds — the lots of Olde’s Garage and the neighboring Shell gas station were filled with about 50 cars of all shapes and colors, each with owners eager to share their stories.

Car lovers stopped by for the outdoor events, and organizers generated a calendar that raised money for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. Cars & Coffee will return this summer.

The business also has created a logo to honor its legacy in Evergreen.

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