Horse Stables - Towson, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 25.097 W 076° 35.178
18S E 363448 N 4364396
Quick Description: A pair of 19th century horse stables at Hampton National Historic Site in Towson, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2021 12:53:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM14R54
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Some of the finest Thoroughbred horses in the country lived in the stable to your left. Horses with names such as "Grey Medeley," "Post Boy" and "Tuckahoe" enhanced the reputation and purses of their owners. As founding members of the Baltimore Jockey Club and longstanding horse breeders, the Ridgelys and other prominent families helped establish the equestrian tradition that still exists in Maryland today. Prized racehorses were treasured, and their impressive stable to your left was originally stuccoed to resemble the mansion, highlighting the affinity between the master and his horse.

In the mid-19th century, John Ridgely, who was particularly interested in swift carriage horses, added the second stable adjacent and a carriage house, now gone. The Ridgelys traveled frequently, whether into town or on lengthy journeys. Some of the carriages used on these trips are on view.

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Stable (left), constructed 1805
Stable (right), constructed 1857"
Construction: Wood

Is this a 'working' barn?: Stable (used to house farm animals)

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Distinctive Features: Combination (two or more of the above)

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