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Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
1. Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription. A notorious dance hall was the original occupant of this 1863 building which encompasses a small cabin of V-notched logs, one of the first built in June of that year. Tall French doors and a few dentils clinging to the facade recall its former dance hall elegance. Converted to a blacksmith shop in the 1870s, Charles Saurbier and his son Karl operated the business until the 1940s. In the early years, Saurbier repaired stage coaches and shod the ox teams that pulled huge freight wagons of goods. Original tools and machinery are still in place, and various additions chronicle the building’s history in boards, nails and labor. This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior • In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
 
Location. 45° 17.575′ N, 111° 56.868′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on Wallace Street. Click for map. The Saurbier Blacksmith Shop is located on the south side of Wallace Street, between Main and Jackson Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Prasch Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this
Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
2. Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop
The Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop is on the left, the marker is just visible behind the black SUV.
marker); S.L. Simpson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J.F. Stoer Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Dance and Stuart Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Kramer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Strasburger’s Colorado Store (within shouting distance of this marker); G. Goldberg Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
3. Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop
Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
4. Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop
Virginia City Water Wagon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
5. Virginia City Water Wagon
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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