Cook Blacksmith Shop

Cook Blacksmith Shop
Cook Blacksmith Shop
Cook Blacksmith Shop is located in Nebraska
Location: 204 3rd St., Ponca, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°33′45″N 96°42′27″W / 42.5625°N 96.7075°W / 42.5625; -96.7075Coordinates: 42°33′45″N 96°42′27″W / 42.5625°N 96.7075°W / 42.5625; -96.7075
Built: 1901
Governing body: Local
NRHP Reference#: 74001106[1]
Added to NRHP: December 27, 1974

Cook Blacksmith Shop is a former blacksmith shop in Ponca, Nebraska, United States that today is a museum.

The Cook Blacksmith Shop was built in 1901 by C. O. Cook, who operated his business for over thirty years. It is representative of the vital role of blacksmiths in the history of American communities. The building is owned by the Ponca Historical Society, which uses the shop as a living history museum.

C.O. Cook Blacksmith Shop, with all its original tools and machinery, has been restored and placed in working condition. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

References

Bibliography

  • Nebraskaland Magazine. "Historic Places: The National Register for Nebraska." Vol. 67 No. 1 Jan–Feb. 1989. 34–35.

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