Carriage house

Before the automobile became a common mode of transportation, carriages and buggies were two ways of getting around. Unless we happen to live in Amish country, it’s hard for many today to picture the sight of a horse pulling a buggy or carriage, but in the 1800s and early 1900s it was quite common. Shown is an old carriage house that is part of the property containing the old Preston F. Miles house in Milford (Kosciusko County). It is at the intersection of Fourth and Main streets. Miles was a banker and merchant in Milford and built the house in 1884. At one time the property also had barns, a summer kitchen and outbuildings.

Old Miles property

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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