Sweet Gum Stable

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Sweet Gum Stable
Sweet Gum Stable is located in Indiana
Sweet Gum Stable
Location New Albany, Indiana
Coordinates 38°16′48.52″N 85°49′46.56″W / 38.2801444°N 85.8296000°W / 38.2801444; -85.8296000Coordinates: 38°16′48.52″N 85°49′46.56″W / 38.2801444°N 85.8296000°W / 38.2801444; -85.8296000
Built 1836
Architect various
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000292 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 14, 1996
Removed from NRHP December 15, 2011

The Sweet Gum Stable was located at the southeast corner of Main and W. Seventh Street in New Albany, Indiana. The property was a stop of the Underground Railroad, ten blocks west of another stop, the Town Clock Church, and a mere block away from the River Jordan for fugitive slaves, the Ohio River.

The house on the property was built by steamboat captain Thomas Riddle. After the American Civil War, Riddle's heirs sold most of the property to William Robison and James Payton. From them Frank Howard bought the property, and built the Sweet Gum Stable on the grounds of the original livery stable.

In early 1996, the stable was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] In late 1998, it was sold at auction, and on May 22, 1999 was torn down. A feed store is in its place.[citation needed] The stable was removed from the National Register in December 2011.[2]

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