City Directories and History: A devastating fire destroyed much of this area in the when the local
livery station burned and also destroyed the original Episcopal Church on West Liberty Street. The name of the livery station was not Doughty but should have been spelled Doty. In 2013, this is the vacant lot at the rear of the Norman’s commercial buildings facing South Congress Street and next to the Harden home at 118 West Liberty Street.
The Doty family has resided at Rural Point on Old Camden Road for decades and it is believed they owned and or operated many livery and sales businesses throughout the city. They had originally moved from Nicholsville, Kent., in the late 19th century.
The second Saint John’s Episcopal Church also was located here close to the street and burned in a major fire in circa 1880 when the Doty livery stable was also destroyed.
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