Richart Wagon Shop

Summary

Wagon makers Robert and William Richart offered many services out of this shop, built in Macon, Michigan, in 1847. In addition to building, painting and repairing wagons, the Richarts fixed tools, sharpened saws and even mended household furniture. The Richarts remained in business for over 50 years. The shop building was moved to Greenfield Village in 1941.

Wagon makers Robert and William Richart offered many services out of this shop, built in Macon, Michigan, in 1847. In addition to building, painting and repairing wagons, the Richarts fixed tools, sharpened saws and even mended household furniture. The Richarts remained in business for over 50 years. The shop building was moved to Greenfield Village in 1941.

Artifact

Workshop (Work space)

Date Made

1847

Creators

Richart, Israel Biddle, d. 1904 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Macon 

Creator Notes

Originally built by Israel Biddle Richart in Macon, Michigan.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Working Farms District

Object ID

41.384.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)

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