The coming of motor vehicles has indeed brought many changes. .

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Most of the old time horse drinking fountains have become obsolete. The only remaining one, which is inoperative, is the one at Fountain Square, near the old library (now the A.W. Buckbee Center). Horse traffic was brisk in its heyday, and frequent drinking places were appreciated by “Old Dobbin.” The memorial fountain at the square was placed there n 1902 as a memorial to George W. Sanford. This fountain had a jet on the north side where folks could easily get a drink.

There was a tub type watering box, as it was called, at the curb in front of the Warwick Valley House, now the Dispatch Building. Another one was on Main Street in front of the Old Welling House, the present site of the Telephone Building. At the Hathorn Inn was a drinking box that shot a copious spray, and on Kings Highway, at Entin Pond, there was a kind of drive-in where thirsty horses could get refreshed, and the rattling tires on the wagon wheels would tighten up.

The coming of motor vehicles has indeed brought many changes.

Photo: "Warwick in History" - Most of the old time horse drinking fountains have become obsolete.  The only remaining one, which is inoperative, is the one at Fountain Square, near the old library (now the A.W. Buckbee Center).  Horse traffic was brisk in its heyday, and frequent drinking places were appreciated by "Old Dobbin."  The memorial fountain at the square was placed there n 1902 as a memorial to George W. Sanford.  This fountain had a jet on the north side where folks could easily get a drink.

There was a tub type watering box, as it was called, at the curb in front of the Warwick Valley House, now the Dispatch Building.  Another one was on Main Street in front of the Old Welling House, the present site of the Telephone Building.  At the Hathorn Inn was a drinking box that shot a copious spray, and on Kings Highway, at Entin Pond, there was a kind of drive-in where thirsty horses could get refreshed, and the rattling tires on the wagon wheels would tighten up.

The coming of motor vehicles has indeed brought many changes.