|LOCATION UNKNOWN - Photo courtesy of New York Public Library
February 13, 2005
On this date in 1849 fire destroyed all but the blacksmith
shop of the Abbot-Downing coach factory in Concord, NH. It was rebuilt.
Click on above for information on horse-drawn vehicle
publications available from the Carriage Museum of America Library.
February 11, 2005
This photograph shows the first public use of the viaduct located
in Oneonta, New York on August 15, 1904. This coach with Arthur Coy as the driver and Village President Joseph Lunn
and George Wiber, was the first to traverse this span.
February 10, 2005
Click on above for information on purchasing an Abbot-Downing
reproduction of a Concord Coach.
February 6, 2005
To view the Abbot-Downing Concord Coach at Paul Smith's College in New York click on and click #35 on the directory.
February 5, 2005
This Abbot-Downing Concord Coach is in the collection
of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain, New York.
February 2, 2005
January 16, 2005
January 8, 2005
The January 2004 issue of the Carriage Journal, a publication of the Carriage
Association of America, has an article on Abbot-Downing Concord Coach #84. Info on this Coach is on one of my previous
pages. This is the coach in the collection of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
December 21, 2004
Information coming up on the death of Chris van Tilburg and the disbursement
of his carriage collection including the Abbot-Downing Concord Coach he purchased from an individual in Concord, NH.
December 20, 2004
In the collection of the New Hampshire Historical Society
are a gold-headed cane which was presented to Hiram Rolfe by the Abbot-Downing Company in 1893, upon completion of fifty years
of service; and a whip given in 1869 to E. K. Cox, White Mountain stage driver, by President Grant on the occasion of his
visit to New Hampshire.
The cane is shown in this photograph during the parade in which the Concord Coach is given to the New Hampshire Historical
December 19, 2004
This photograph was found in the state of Maine.
December 13, 2004
Be on the lookout for the Historical New Hampshire Vol. XIII - December
1957 - New Hampshire Historical Society Quarterly which highlights the delivery of their Abbot-Downing Concord Coach to their
NH Historical Society building with a grand parade down main street in Concord, New Hampshire.
A limited edition Christopher Radko ornament depicting
the Concord Coach on one side and the Old Man of the Mountain - both well known New Hampshire symbols - is available in the
gift shop of the Concord Hospital - Concord, NH - Cost - $40.00
November 25, 2004
Sacandaga, NY Stagecoach
The photo above shows the Jefferson via Sanitarium &
Rutland Stagecoach in front of the Eagle Lake House and Tavern operated by William Nawn, Sr. in the Jefferson Village of Holden,
Massachusetts. The tuberculosis sanitarium which opened in 1898 was located just outside Rutland, Ma.
To see this Abbot-Downing Concord Coach as it appears today - click on this link.
November 11, 2004
If you are interested in purchasing a NH Crossroads
Classic Video featuring the world famous Abbot-Downing Concord Coach click on below and scroll to the bottom of the page.
You are looking for episode 2023C.
NH Crossroads Classic Videos
November 8, 2004
November 1, 2004
The photos above show the Abbot-Downing Concord Coach that is presently in the collection
of the New London NH Historical Society. These photos were taken at a pageant in 1929.
October 29, 2004
The Spofford Lake and Keene Stagecoach - Keene,
New Hampshire. Photo courtesy of Janet Ball.
According to the Abbot-Downing order books, fourteen
Concord Coaches were shipped to the state of Kentucky. This Abbot-Downing Concord Coach was ordered on June 11, 1896
by O. H. Burton. The order was for a six passenger inside coach with 3 seats for 2 on a seat. The lettering on
the coach was to be Monticello & Burnside.
A photo of the coach prior to shipment was taken in the Abbot-Downing
yard. I'll try to get a copy of that photo.
The New Hampshire Historical Society is hoping
to receive a grant in the near future to convert the glass negatives of these coaches to photographic prints. Hope they
The Abbot-Downing Concord Coach is now in the
collection of the Wells Fargo Bank. You can see the Concord Coach #599 ordered by O. H. Burton in their museum in Los
Angeles. The coach still carries its original paint and finishes.
Photo of Coach #599 at the Wells Fargo Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Super information on the Concord Coach #599
Check out the reproduction and further information on the Burton/Burnside Concord Coach. Click on Commemorative Ride.
In 1899 the Abbot-Downing Company received a cable order
from Peru, South America for a large 12-passenger six-horse stage coach, a duplicate of one that was in the process of being
built for this party. They were to be built very strong and heavy, with large safes under each inside end seats, for
the purpose of carrying silver bullion and other valuable material. The first one was expected to be shipped the following
April and the second in the month of May.
In 1976 Old Mr. Boston Distillers Corp. issued a Concord Coach commemorative decanter sponsored
by the State Liquor Commission for exclusive New Hampshire Distribution. The decanter comes with a pamphlet written
by Leon W. Anderson and includes photos of Edward Rowse and August A. Busch, Jr. accepting the gift of an Abbot-Downing
These decanters come up for sale on ebay. Watch for them.
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