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Carriage Hall History

Did you know that the Carriage Hall once housed actual carriages? Back in the early 1920’s when Castle Farms was Loeb Farms, it housed carriages, wagons and motor cars, similar to the Model A or Model T from Ford. Grooms that cared for the horses and carriages were quartered above the hall. The dormitory boasted seven rooms and one shared bathroom.

Originally the hall was open air, with stone pillars supporting the roof but no walls. This allowed for easy parking of the cars and wagons. During the next ownerships, walls and windows were added to enclose the space.

Today, two carriages are housed in the hall. Both were made by the Justin Carriage Company of Nashville, Michigan, the same company that makes carriages for use on Mackinac Island.

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