Thankfully, we know the name of the mason responsible for this simple yet monumental little building, which according to local tradition was built in stages. The first floor served as Jacob Gass's blacksmith shop and the second floor, completed shortly afterward, as the Gass family's residence. The exterior lacks decorative elements except for the small pediment atop the High Street entrance.
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Gass Blacksmith Shop
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