This Roadside Attraction
Ye Old Automatic Teller Machine - an ATM shaped like an Amish Horse and Carriage
The Amish horse and buggy ATM might not be the fastest way to get money…but it certainly is reliable! And stable.
Located in Wellington, Ohio the “Ye Old Automatic Teller Machine” — a drive-up ATM shaped like a Victorian Horse and Carriage — is a strange site to see outside of Lormet Community Federal Credit Union. It’s definitely different than any bank facade I’ve ever seen! The unique ATM was built to serve as a tribute to the southwest Lorain County town’s roots and has since grown to be a cultural icon of the town.
Shaped like an iconic Amish horse and carriage, the custom-made casing anchors the operational cash machine to the ground and the horse. The machine works just as any ATM does, taking deposits and distributing money to all customers … whatever horsepower their vehicle has.
Ohio has a huge Amish population at nearly 60,000 across the state. In fact, Ohio is home to the highest number of Amish congregations in the US. And their vehicle of choice is a horse and buggy. So it is the perfect homage.
So next time you find yourself in Wellington, Ohio and are a little strapped for cash, giddy on up Main Street and dip your debit card in the Horse and Buggy ATM.
Site: Ye Old Automatic Teller Machine – an ATM shaped like an Amish Horse and Carriage
Location: Lormet Community Federal Credit Union, 216 N Main St., Wellington, Ohio (Get Directions)
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: August 28, 2010