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The Stables

The Pullman Company required that all horses and carriages be kept in the stables building.

The Stables, 1885
The Stables, ca. 1885.

Carved, wooden horse heads set into the facade made the purpose of the building unmistakable. The location of the facility kept clean-up tasks to a minimum. At the turn of the century, a popular Sunday afternoon activity was to rent a carriage and team to tour the countryside and enjoy a family picnic. The cost at that time was $3.00 per day.

Posing in front of the firehouse at the stables
Posing in front of the firehouse at the stables

See a listing of who worked in the stables.


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More Information About the Town of Pullman

Planning the town

4 blueprints of the Market Hall by Solon Beman

The Hotel Florence

The Hotel Florence, ca. 1892

The Arcade

The Arcade, ca. 1910

Arcade Park

Arcade Park, ca. 1895

The Stables

The Pullman Fire Department in front of the Stables

Market Hall

1st Market Hall, 1881-1892

Area Churches

The "Greenstone" Church

Area Schools

Pullman School

The Freight Depot and the Railway Station

The Pullman Freight Depot

Other Pullman Buildings

The Pullman Gas Works

The Pullman House History Project

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Maps of Pullman

1897 Sanborn Map