Blacksmith Shop - Exterior--Item 24

Summary

In 1929, Henry Ford instructed Edward Cutler, Ford's Greenfield Village architect, to design and build a stone blacksmith shop. Cutler's building initially served as a place to shoe the horses used in the Village, house blacksmith tools, and demonstrate the fast-disappearing craft of blacksmithing. Over the years the structure's mission has evolved with new Village initiatives.

In 1929, Henry Ford instructed Edward Cutler, Ford's Greenfield Village architect, to design and build a stone blacksmith shop. Cutler's building initially served as a place to shoe the horses used in the Village, house blacksmith tools, and demonstrate the fast-disappearing craft of blacksmithing. Over the years the structure's mission has evolved with new Village initiatives.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

06 November 1929

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.1090

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.500 in

Width: 10.875 in

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