161. Carriage House

Carriage houses were the garages of the nineteenth century. Like the Martin’s home, the design of its carriage house is a mix of the classical and Gothic styles that were fashionable when it was built. The pitched roof was not just an aesthetic decision—it served as the haymow, often referred to as a hayloft. Carriage took up slightly less room then a model A, so when cars replaced carriages, the door openings needed to be widened. Over the years, many carriage houses were converted to garages and still bear the marks of their earlier function.