76 Carriage Company
A Horse is a Horse of Course of Course
BY AARON STELLA While strolling leisurely through the neighborhoods of Northern Liberties, it’s possible you may stumble upon the 76 Carriage Co, a part of the Trolley and Carriage Company of Philadelphia. Many of the horse-drawn carriages seen toted throughout the city are kept here with their equine counterparts. Grass ranges that abut the stables provide grazing grounds for the horses-and for their relaxation-all of which is yet to be touched by urbanity. Even Carriage Co. structures continue to wear the trappings of imminent and post industrial Philadelphia. And while Philadelphia still preserves many of its historical edifices, history gains new life when an essentially obsolete facility still finds place and functions in the same manner it did centuries ago. Of course, this may get you thinking about possible taking a carriage ride yourself. If the spirit so moves you, check out their website for more information, and for more on all Philadelphia tour services. 76 Carriage Co. is located down 3rd street from Liberty Lands Park.
Aaron Stella is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Philly Broadcaster. After graduating Temple University with a degree in Literature, Aaron has written for several publications in the city, including the Philly Gay News, Phawker, City Paper and AOL’s City’s Best. While a writer by trade, Aaron has devoted his talents toward developing the careers of writers and artists in the city in hopes that one day Philadelphia is regarded not just as an arts mecca, but as a city of artists with business acumen who can compete in the new economic landscape.