Jos. Clark & Son Blacksmiths - West Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 05.508 W 072° 37.294
18T E 696698 N 4662706
Quick Description: Historical, operational blacksmith shop in Storrowtown Village on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/22/2011 2:25:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMBV8Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Laxson
Views: 0

Long Description:
Storrowton Village Museum preserves the Jos. Clark & Son Blackmith Shop which was once in Chesterfield, NH. This shop was built in the mid-nineteenth century of seam-faced granite from nearby quarries. Since it was constructed of stone, this shop has survived for over a 150 years, while wood framed blacksmith shops have fallen victim to fire or neglect.

The shop was painstakingly dismantled, stone by stone, each piece was numbered and reassembled at its current location in 1930. The shop contains an enormous hand bellows, an old forge, and an ox sling - a huge frame of heavy beams used to confine an ox during the shoeing process.

This building was used by the Clark family until 1868 and is operational during the Eastern States Exposition and various other special events. A smith repairs and fabricates hardware and creates reproduction cooking utensils for Museum programs. There is even a nearby spreading chestnut tree.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

There is a $5 parking fee at the Eastern States Exposition when there is an event in progress. All other times access to the grounds is free.
Operating Status: Festival Permanent Structure

Web Address: [Web Link]

Address:
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, United States
01089


Visit Instructions:
To post a visit the Blacksmith Shop's category, you must have a photograph and description of your visit.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Blacksmith Shops
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
neoc1 visited Jos. Clark & Son Blacksmiths - West Springfield, MA 7/27/2011 neoc1 visited it