Holmberg and Johnson Blacksmith Shop - Lindsborg, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys
N 38° 34.457 W 097° 40.549
14S E 615349 N 4270367
Quick Description: Built in 1900, this National Register of Historic Places blacksmith shop is located at 122 North Main in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2012 7:02:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMEYN7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Laxson
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Long Description:

This red brick building was constructed in 1900 replacing an earlier 1874 frame structure that was also used as a blacksmith shop. Set back some distance from the street, the original brick is visible on the front facade of the building.

The front of the building doesn't have the large windows associated with the typical commercial style building, rather there is a double door entrance and narrow windows to each side. The roof is corrugated iron and there are still reminders of its long time use as a blacksmith shop, including the stepped parapet and hand painted sign at the top of the front facade. Interior features include the original forge, ceiling fan, window grills and rings in the wall.

The large hand painted sign is also of historical significance, and even though it has been repainted over the years, it retains its original design. It was designed and painted by Ephraim Malm around the time the building was constructed in 1900. The sign reads "Holmberg and Johnson Blacksmith & Wagon Shop" and includes a shield with hammers, anvil and horseshoe. Malm later became famous for the stenciling process developed by The Malm Brothers and Company.

The blacksmith shop closed in the mid 1950's, was vacant for quite some time, and since then has been occupied by a number of different businesses. Currently (July 2012) it houses the Blacksmith Coffee Roastery.

Operating Status: Remodeled as Something Else

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122 North Main Street
Lindsborg, Kansas USA

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