Sweet Gum Stable

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Sweet Gum Stable
Sweet Gum Stable is located in Indiana
Sweet Gum Stable
Sweet Gum Stable is located in the US
Sweet Gum Stable
Location 627 W. Main St., New Albany, Indiana
Coordinates 38°16′49″N 85°49′47″W / 38.28028°N 85.82972°W / 38.28028; -85.82972Coordinates: 38°16′49″N 85°49′47″W / 38.28028°N 85.82972°W / 38.28028; -85.82972
Area less than one acre
Built 1836 (1836)
Architectural style Transverse-frame barn
NRHP Reference # 96000292[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 14, 1996
Removed from NRHP December 15, 2011[2]

The Sweet Gum Stable, also known as Farmer's Feed and Supply, 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 stable was built in 1877, and consisted of a balloon frame stable with an attached small brick and frame dwelling constructed about 1836. A feed store was added to the building in 1886. The structured measured 60 feet by 120 feet and encompassed the entire lot.[3]:5

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.[3]

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]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/19/11 through 12/23/11, National Park Service, 2011-12-30. Accessed 2011-12-30.
  3. ^ a b "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-10-01.  Note: This includes Camille R. Dieber (July 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Sweet Gum Stable" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-10-01.  and Accompanying photographs.

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