Details for Site of Old Livery Stable and Wagon Yard (Atlas Number 5135004853)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135004853


Marker Number 4853
Atlas Number 5135004853
Marker Title Site of Old Livery Stable and Wagon Yard
Index Entry Livery Stable & Wagon Yard, Site of
Address 205 N. Grant Ave.
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 749063
UTM Northing 3526429
Subject Codes livery stables
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 205 N. Grant St., Odessa (near Odessa Police Dept.)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Established 1897 as Odessa's first livery stable and wagon yard by Francis M. Tallant. Cowmen stabled their horses, then headed for ranch saloon located across from stable. Sold 1906 to C. A. Beardsley, who advertised "good rigs, dray line and prompt attention." Livery stable had saddle horses and animal-drawn vehicles for hire. Wagon yard offered shelter for travelers and their teams. Automobiles changed life. In 1915, Joe W. Rice bought stable and converted it into a garage sandstone structure (covered with stucco) still stands. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.