Carlton & Cunningham – New Standard Boarding & Livery Stables

© Lars Åhman

© Lars Åhman

© Lars Åhman

© Lars Åhman

In response to my Horse Town to Motor City posting Mr. Åhman commented:

My grandmother had an aunt married to Cunningham in “Carlton & Cunningham” livery stables on 427 – 429 on, East 39th street in New York. Maybe! She lived at 218 East 39th street. But the address to the livery stables is not sure, only the number. She was there in 1909 to 1912. The phone number was 3648 38th. Anyone has any idea to where the livery stable was situated? Is a guess on East 38th street based on the phone number reasonable?

I then wrote: I tried a limited Google search and came up with nothing. Your phone number theory sounds plausible. Perhaps someone who frequents this blog may be of help. Best of luck in you search and I will keep you posted if I find out anything else. Mr. Åhman e-mailed me that he had a vintage photo of the storefront and I told him I would post it with the hope that someone might recognize the street. He then replied:

Hi! Thank you for publishing the photo. When you publish it, could you please give the e-mail address as lars.ahman(at)privat.utfors.se, but in some way so spam-search engines can not use the address automatically? As I tried to do.

When I was in New York 10 years ago exactly, I went to the wrong location because I thought I knew the right address, but I screwed up. Maybe.😉

I look forward to see if someone answers.

Thank you!

Best regards,
Lars Åhman

Or as they, that is we, in Sweden say: Ha det bra!

If any of our readers can help us track down the exact street address and location, it would be greatly appreciated by Mr. Åhman.

4 responses to “Carlton & Cunningham – New Standard Boarding & Livery Stables

  1. I checked Google Books and online newspaper archives for mention of Carlton & Cunningham Livery Stable at 427-429 E. 39th Street and found nothing. Google Street view for this address shows the building is gone, either replaced by a parking lot or a new building. Nor did I find the building at 427-429 W. 39th Street just in case the street direction was wrong.

    Perhaps a Manhattanite with an old city business or telephone directory can confirm the location of the livery.

  2. I also checked 427-429 E. and W. 38th Streets in Google Street View and did not find the livery building.

  3. What a shame Robert. I’m sure Lars will be disappointed but relieved that he didn’t pass it up without finding it last time he visited. Thanks again for delving into this search.

  4. Thank you! In all probability the house is gone, but it would be interesting to know the correct address. It might be East 39th street, probably was, but we really don’t know. I have searched with Google maps, and the photos are really impressive, but searching Manhattan for a house looking like the stable is slightly too much.😉 I suppose that it is possible that someone remembering the stable still lives, but they have to be in there eighties, at least I suppose.

    Thank you for all help!
    Best regards,
    Lars Åhman