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DeHaven Livery is Razed, 1944


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/12/2014 at 15:35:08

McGregor Relic, Barn, Is Razed
DeHaven Livery Noted for Smart Rigs and Horses

McGregor, Ia. - The old rock DeHaven's livery barn, near the Mississippi river here, one of the last relics of horse and buggy days in northeast Iowa, was razed this week.

Sixty and 70 years ago, the stable, then owned by Lafayette Church, was known for its smart rigs and high stepping horses.

In 1895, James DeHaven bought the business. Under his management, the livery held to its ancient traditions until 25 years ago, when the horses were sold.

The last of the stylish rigs, a landau, brougham, and cabriolet, are now museum pieces at the Prairie du Chien museum on the Villa Louis ground.

The livery building has been standing vacant for a good many years.

~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Sunday morning edition, Sept. 24, 1944

Note: James DeHaven was a McGregor business man and Civil War veteran. He died in 1932. A link to his obituary is below.

James DeHaven obituary

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