Horses couldn't just be left at the curb when you were visiting town for any prolonged period of town. The Fashion Livery on Oak Street could care for your horse while you were staying in town. The image is identified as "about 1900" but if those are electric lights it would be after 1904.
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What I am finding interesting about this photo is the bale of hay and the hay hook. I never thought of them baling hay that early on.
Also notice the horse blankets hanging on the stalls. As we know people took care of their horses as they were in some instances totally dependent on them for their livelihood and getting around. I think I am surprised that it had a wood floor. Think we know what the window is for in the back of the aisle.
We have seen numerous photos of it from the outside, now we know what it looked like inside.
charlott on 28th March 2017 @ 7:07am
Not sure I have ever seen the inside of a livery stable. Looks nice and clean.
I assume the white paint is actually a lime whitewash.
A lot of people have been badly hurt, walking into one of those stalls.
So...we know what the back window is for, but then where did it go?
Charlott, I remember being surprised at the large hay bales outside the Livery in photo #398.
L.E. on 28th March 2017 @ 8:42am
and I am still putting down lime for our homeless "horse stalls (parking lot)" here in Portland...another great picture Arthur.
Arlen Sheldrake on 28th March 2017 @ 7:41pm