Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Gainger Bros Garage was established in Main Street BEEAC in 1917. The front facade of the garage tells its story. Initially the Gaingers sold push bikes, then Harley Davidson and Triumph motor bikes and Dort cars. A very successful Austin dealership followed, along with sales of De Soto cars and Fargo utes.
A comprehensive book about Beeac by Dawn Missen and Anne Trigg offers more detail:
The Gainger Garage was housed in a fine Federation brick building with a handsome window display area. It is this area that is now being repurposed as a not-for-profit artist run initiative (ARI) which will encourage the showing of contemporary art work in BEEAC.