ca. 1880: Highfield stone carriage shed built.
The stable and carriage house had varnished interiors and polished brass, each horse having its own nameplate.
The carriage horses bore the names and terms out of Tales from the Arabian Nights- Ali Baba, Nourmahal and Salaam.
At nearby Surf Drive beach where the Beebe’s maintained a beach house, there was also one for their horses.
The horses had their own cemetery, a fenced-in enclosure, their final resting place suitably marked with a headstone.
1890: From the Johnson Collection in the archives, there is a photograph of Franklin’s bedroom fireplace showing his horses’ medallions affixed to the mantel.