Frye's Measure Mill Blacksmith Shop - Wilton, New Hampshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 42° 51.423 W 071° 47.325
19T E 272160 N 4748713
Quick Description: This site dates from 1750 when it was the first black smith in Wilton, New Hampshire. It is located on the grounds of the Frye's Measure Mill, and is currently used as an antique shop. Saturday tours are offered Jun - Oct.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 5:27:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM7BGQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:

Built by David Kenney in 1750, this old blacksmith shop, now an antique store, is on the grounds of the old Frye's Measure Mill which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The mill conducts tours, and still sells shaker baskets and furniture in the gift shop. There is also a display of vintage fire fighting equipment.

From the company Web site Frye's Measure Mill

In 1858, Daniel Cragin attained his majority (a colloquialism meaning he became twenty-one years of age) and rented a room in the Putnam Bobbin Factory. He began his enterprising by manufacturing knife trays and toys on a cash capital of ten dollars. Within two years, Cragin's company was profitable, and he purchased a small building on the site. In the autumn of 1878, Cragin began to manufacture dry measures which soon became the mainstay of his business.

Now an historic landmark recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Frye's Measure Mill has been water powered since the 1850's. Some of the Mill's first products - including round and oval pantry boxes, measures, and piggins - are still being produced on much of the original water powered machinery. Examples of Frye's oldest woodenware can be found in museums throughout the country.

Operating Status: Remodeled as Something Else

Web Address: [Web Link]

107 Abbot Hill Acres
Wilton, NH United States

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