Livery. It’s not a word we chance upon frequently in the modern era. And “boarding stables” evoke ‘way out in the country’ imagery.

Picture yourself in Indianapolis of 1890, and not three blocks from Circle park pulling into the city to park your horse and buggy on South Meridian Street.  What’s the closest you’ve seen a Livery and Boarding Stables to the City? And when? Indy must have been pretty fragrant back then…and the horses you’ll find clomping the downtown streets for tourists today ride in something not that far off the visual in this advert. The more things change the more they stay the same? What do you think?

2 responses to “Sunday Adverts: The Meridian Livery and Boarding Stable”

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Let us follow how we parked our “vehicles” prior to the internal combustion engine!

  2. Sandra Jarvis says:

    I love these old advertisements. It’s so interesting to know about our city in days past and what was where, etc. We have one cool city!!

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