Manchester Blacksmith shop - Manchester, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 42° 09.051 W 084° 02.184
16T E 744868 N 4670777
Quick Description: This historic blacksmith shop is located on Main street in Manchester Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2010 6:41:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM9HYT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Laxson
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Long Description:
The onsite histroical marker tells us:
"?In 1877 local masons built this shop in eight days. Its first owner, William F. Neebling, built wagons and followed the blacksmith trade until 1909, when he sold the business to Theodore Morschheuser. John F. Schneider apprenticed to Morschheuser in 1911 and bought the shop in 1922. Schneider worked as a blacksmith until his death in 1952. The building, one of Michigan's last intact main-street blacksmith shops, was purchased by the Manchester Area Historical Society in 1982."

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The building is currently the Manchester Area Historical Society John F. Schneider Blacksmith Shop museum. The museum building was an operating blacksmith shop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has displays of original tools used by local Blacksmith, John F. Schneider. The John B. Swainson Room, contains memorabilia relating to the life of the former Governor and Manchester resident (1925-1994). Open by appointment only.
Operating Status: Remodeled as Something Else

Web Address: [Web Link]

324 E. Main Street
Manchester, MI USA

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