Eisenhardt Stable-111 East Second Street

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Eisenhardt Stable-111 East Second Street


Stables; Livery; Business enterprises; Sale barn; Warehouses


This building was probably built to be a livery stable or at least a building to contain horses. The 1859 city directory lists the building as McCubbin and Sons Livery. It was also called a livery and sale barn at one point. For several years in the 1880s it was the Fashion livery run by W.C. Watt. Louis Eisenhardt was the last one to use it as a livery and stable. According to Harry Lemen it was the last livery in Madison. Louis died in 1935 and after that time the old building wore many hats. It served as a beverage warehouse, a storage room for the Madison Courier and even a bottling works. The Try Me Bottling Works was located here for several years. The bottling works moved from Main Street to this address in 1939. The Courier stated on May 23, 1939, "Roy Cranford, president and general manager of the concern, has leased the Eisenhardt property, a two story brick building on Second Street now owned by Vawter Irwin, in which he will install $20,000 worth of new machinery." Some of the flavors manufatured were: Red Rock Cola, Nu-Grape, Rose-Bud Root Beer, Lemon Soda, 4% Mixer, Five-O Chocolate, Strawberry, Cheer-Up, Vichey, Syphons, Ginger Ale, Lime-Rickey and Cherry. Tragically, Mr. Cranford died a few weeks after this announcement and the bottling works was taken over for a time by someone else but in a few years faded away. After the bottling works left, the old building was again used for many purposes. It still stands today but the 111 address has been melded into other buildings on the block.


Harry Lemen, photographer


Madison Courier; City Directories; Sanborn Maps; Historical Files


Picture taken 1935


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Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.


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Harry Lemen, photographer , "Eisenhardt Stable-111 East Second Street," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #188, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/188 (accessed May 22, 2015).