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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Blacksmith Shop

c. 1840

 
 
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1. Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  
This building was originally a double-pen slave cabin from Welham Plantation built circa 1840. Upon relocation in 1871, it was converted to a blacksmith's shop.

It retains its mortise-and-tenon construction, but has been modified with a new briquette-entre-poteaux walls. A dirt (fireproof) floor was needed; therefore, the flooring was removed. The chimney was converted into a vent to release heat.
 
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 24.641′ N, 91° 6.907′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (State Road 3064) south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Single-Pen Slave Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Schoolhouse

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2. Blacksmith Shop Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Double-Pen Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Single Pen Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Sick House (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Century Style Sugar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyrone Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum
 
Also see . . .  LSU Rural Life Museum. (Submitted on January 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
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3. Blacksmith Shop internal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018.
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