From the history of Lexington includes a brief history on circa 1880 W W Adams, Mammoth Sale, Feed and Boarding Stable, 24 N Limestone. Among the concerns which give weight to the horse business of Kentucky is the establishment now occupied by Mr. Adams. This has been a stand for selling horses as far back as 1836. At that time a small frame building, probably not larger than one of the stalls of the present stable, formed the accomodations. The successor to-day of that 1836 structure is one of the largest in America. It has a handsome front 40 feet wide and runs back 200 feet, with L 140 feet more. It is two story. There is coplous ventilation and electric light. The stable is kept remarkably clean and the stall arrangements are complete. The competent help is under careful management. The premises can house between 140 and 150 hourses, and for feeding purposes as many more. Mr. Adams gets his stock largley from Kentucky and Tennessee, through breeders from all over the Union ship to him to sell for them. This stock included thoroughbreds, trotters, saddlers, roadsters, coasch and park horses, pairs, as well as heavier draft animals, also stallions and brood mares. He does a large business in jacks and jennets. It was in this stable that Mark Diamond, the famous premium stallion was bred. Mrs. Adams has been dealing in horses all his life, settled in Lexington in 73. He was formerly breeding in Woodford County. He is a native os Scott; is a Mason and Odd Fellow. Visitors to the city, who want to see a finer stock of horses that they will find outside of Lexington will find it instructive and pleasant to visit the Mammoth Sale Stable at 24 N. Limestone St.
Note: The address of 24 Limestone,(former Mulberry) Fayette County, has had an Adams family living at this location and doing business since 1806 in Lexington and suspected to be ancestors to the above William W Adams.