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Hanaway Blacksmith Shop

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Between 1870 and 1895. 671 Great Rd.

Built when the owner moved from Moffitt Mill, this shop remained in business well into the twentieth century; thereafter, abandoned and dilapidated, it nevertheless survived, until it was moved across the road from its original site and piously restored as a blacksmithing establishment with its original sign—but so overrestored as to appear new, at least until it weathers. Survivals of small workshops like this little board-and-batten building are rare, and rarer still when they continue to house the ancient craft (itself here revived) which they long served.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Hanaway Blacksmith Shop", [Lincoln, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-LI19.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 197-197.

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