Stops Along the Way #2: The Block Barn

Known to locals in Cuba, NY as the 'Block Barn,' it is "on Route 305 just past the Conrail overpass south of the Historic District. Constructed in 1909, this structure, which is made almost entirely of cement, spans nearly 350 feet long and is completely fireproof. It was built to house William Simpson's "McKinney" horses. It has been a popular stable and it was said to have housed horses for the Czar of Russia and once was considered by the Anheuser Busch company as a spot to house its famous Clydesdales."

by Jesse

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What are McKinney horses?