Early cars could not compete with horses for freight delivery and country travel. At least two businesses offered first class rigs and courteous treatment to their customers. The Red Front shared a block on First Street with the Independent Saloon and the First National Bank, whose block building at far right was built in 1916.
"Red Front Livery Stable, Cle Elum" (1916). Ellensburg History Photographs. 265.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
Kittitas County (Wash.) -- Buildings, Historic, Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Kittitas County, Red Front Livery Feed & Dray Co. (Cle Elum, Wash.), Independent Saloon (Cle Elum, Wash.), First National Bank (Cle Elum, Wash.), Commercial Streets -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum