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November 9, 2011

Renovating Anderson's Blacksmith Shop, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia



Anderson's Blacksmith shop is undergoing extensive renovations. After an archaeological excavation at the site, the new building is taking shape. In these photos, the costumed tradesman is enclosing the roof. As you can see, the building materials and tools are also historically appropriate.

9 comments:

DeanO said...

I love the rough cut lumber and period clothing @ tools..awesome

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

It does look like very serious renovation or total re-make !

Jo said...

Dear Darryl and Ruth, everything is so authentic and proper in your town! Are these "workers" paid by the municipality or are they volunteers? Have a great day. Greetings, Jo

Maggie said...

It is wonderful that necessary renovations such as these can be completed thanks to a generous benefactor.
Thanks for always showing us what's going on around CW, your photographs make me feel as if I'm there.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

The blacksmith shop will be a great addition to the city. Wish we could tap into some of that funding for restorations in our little historic village! Jim

EG Wow said...

What a treat it would be to watch a blacksmith at his craft.

Cari Skuse said...

You can also watch them work on the armory daily...
http://www.history.org/webcams/anderson.cfm

ρομπερτ said...

Building history. Impressed !

Please have you all a good Thursday.

Jack said...

This would be fun to watch, as they reconstruct the building using old tools and old techniques. I see that the donor was Forrest Mars, who I think is from the Mars candy family.

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