WELLINGTON, Ohio — The Horse and Buggy ATM is back at the LorMet Community Federal Credit Union in Wellington.
- The original Horse and Buggy ATM was built back in 1999, and after 16 years of Ohio’s harsh weather, it needed to be reconstructed
- The new unit was delivered to the credit union location earlier this month
- It's now made of steel and built to last
Well, I didn’t think we would ever see it again, so to see it again, it’s a big thrill,” said Betty Brown, a Wellington resident.
The original Horse and Buggy ATM was built back in 1999, and after 16 years of Ohio’s harsh weather, it needed a makeover.
“Four years ago, we had to take it down because it was made out of wood and it was falling apart a little bit,” said Karen Hoffman, LorMet Credit Union manager.
On January 2, the new structure was delivered to the LorMet Credit Union in the Lorain County village.
Now, the new Horse and Buggy ATM is made of steel, so it can withstand any rough storms.
The horse and buggy honors the Wellington Transfer Co., which had a long historical presence in the county.
People say they are excited to have it back on the corner of North Main and Taylor.
“It looks really nice...it’s better than it was,” said Savannah Slone, a Wellington resident.
“Basically, we are a country town, so it’s normal to have Amish buggies come through the town… we just think it’s really cool to have that,” said Dwayne Bremke, a Wellington resident.
The horse and buggy have become so popular in Wellington, that people stop to take pictures.
“Every now and again we’ll look outside and see somebody putting their children up on the buggy and they are taking pictures because it’s something unique and Wellington just loves it,” said Hoffman.