Bimson Blacksmith Shop - Berthoud, Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member boB B giB
N 40° 18.319 W 105° 04.596
13T E 493490 N 4461648
Quick Description: From Blacksmith Shop to History Museum.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2009 4:22:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM7TJJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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 Bimson Blacksmith Shop - Berthoud, Colorado - posted by boB B giB

Long Description:
Alfred G. Bimson constructed this one-story blacksmith shop of rough-cut, random coursed pink sandstone in 1893. Active in community affairs, Bimson regularly used his blacksmith shop as a community gathering place.

Saved by local residents in 1976, blacksmith A.G. Bimson’s Stone Shop was opened by the Berthoud Historical Society as the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum in 1978. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Exhibits in the blacksmith shop built by A.G. Bimson in 1893 and the garage building erected by mechanic Elmer Carlson in 1940 explore the early history of Berthoud and the surrounding rural districts of the Little Thompson Valley.

Its exhibits include: a depiction of an early 1900s Berthoud drug store, schoolroom, doctor's office, blacksmith shop, and evolution of women's clothing from 1880s through the 1920s.
Street address:
Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum
224 Mountain Ave
Berthoud, Colorado USA

County / Borough / Parish: Larimer County

Year listed: 1981

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering, Person

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Manufacturing Facility

Current function: Recreation And Culture, Museum

Privately owned?: no

Hours of operation: From: 1:00 PM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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