Former carriage factory in Ligonier

Anyone familiar with transportation history knows the horse and buggy (or carriage also) was a very common form of transportation before the automobile. Until the automobile was firmly established, they often shared the roads with the horses and buggies. In Ligonier, here is what is left of the old Mier Carriage Factory. Carriages were built there at first then automobiles were later. As is quite apparent in the photo, the building is in a very poor condition. It is located on Cavin Street, also State Road 5, just north of the downtown area.

Former carriage factory in Ligonier


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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