The carriage was a major means of local
transportation around the turn of the
century. Muir never owned an automobile
and preferred to walk whenever possible.
The Muir/Strentzel Ranch had at least
three horse drawn buggies that the family
used to travel around the Alhambra Valley.
The buggy you see here was owned by a
The carriage house provided storage for
the carriage as well as harness and tools.
It was constructed around 1891 with large
front doors to admit the carriages.
The building was recently restored using
historic photographs as a guide.
photograph circa 1891