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Dashaway Stables

 
 
Dashaway Stables Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
1. Dashaway Stables Marker
Inscription. Hailed as one of the best arranged and equipped livery stables on the coast, Dashaway Stables was constructed by Frederick Tennant and William Connell in 1888 at 130 South Second Street, San Jose. Dashaway Stables, proud of its excellent reputation for the care given its teams and equipment, soon advertised “a large string of useful, careful animals of fine appearance, with vehicles of all kinds and sizes.”

A satellite stable of Lick Livery and Hack Company, Dashaway Stables was a forerunner of today’s taxi and rent-a-car agencies. Hacks could be rented for short scenic excursions. Urging its patrons to “revel in the delights of a spring through Santa Clara Valley, its foothills and adjacent mountains, behind a Dashaway team in the hands of a skilled Dashaway driver,” Dashaway Stables was among the first city businesses to offer a phone reservation system for its customers.

In 1894, Lyman Hale took possession of the stables until 1898 when Arthur L. Chambers became president of Lick Livery and Hack Co. The stables were destroyed in 1928.

Appreciation is gratefully extended to E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter; Mary Lou Lyon’s California History Class of 1975 at Homestead High School; and the San Jose Historical Museum Association for their donation of labor in completing
Dashaway Stables and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
2. Dashaway Stables and Marker
The marker is visible to the right of the entrance.
this project.
 
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
 
Location. 37° 19.15′ N, 121° 51.501′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Senter Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Senter Road, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Warburton’s Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nelson-DeLuz House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ng Shing Gung (within shouting distance of this marker); The Print Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Printing Office (about 300 feet away); O’Brien’s (about 500 feet away); The Umbarger House (about 500 feet away); San Jose Electric Tower (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in History Park, a part of San Jose’s Kelly Park.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Dashaway Stables image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
3. Dashaway Stables
Dashaway Stables, the back image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 25, 2012
4. Dashaway Stables, the back
Map of History Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
5. Map of History Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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