Wednesday, October 29, 2014

horse of a different color

Back on October 21st we published the exterior grounds of Pelham’s beautiful Bartow-Pell Mansion from 1836.

A National Historic Landmark since 1978, the carriage house is also part of that designation.

Take a short walk from the house past the garden 
to the carriage-wide double doors.

The stone and brickwork dates back to the 18th century.

Thoughtful detailing like a window for each horse stall evidences wealth and caring.

Just inside is a splendid carriage attributed to James Gould Carriages, (1789-1879) dating from about 1850.

The building is furnished with original artifacts from the farmhands.

There’s a fine woodstove cast by Treadwell & Perry, too.

The really fun part is back in the stalls.

That’s where they keep the fake horse.

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