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Gaines in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

J.H. Vagg Blacksmith Shop / The Vagg House

 
 
J.H. Vagg Blacksmith Shop / The Vagg House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 9, 2021
1. J.H. Vagg Blacksmith Shop / The Vagg House Marker
Southward view of marker.
Inscription.  The first smithy stood here. It burned in 1921. Neighbors diverted the brook so the new shop could be farther away from the house. In memory of Rene Schasel 1947 - 2019.

Joseph & Nellie Vagg moved here with son & dau. in 1909. In 1929 they remodeled the home. Nellie was always a devotee to temerance - WCTU. Gift- Schasel Estate Executors.
 
Erected 2021 by Cobblestone Society Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 43° 17.188′ N, 78° 11.518′ W. Marker is in Gaines, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Orchard Road and Ridge Road West (Route 104), on the right when traveling south on Oak Orchard Road. Site is in the hamlet of Childs. It is one of a number of properties around the intersection that are owned by the Cobblestone Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14370 Ridge Road West, Albion NY 14411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Print Shop
J.H. Vagg Blacksmith Shop & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 9, 2021
2. J.H. Vagg Blacksmith Shop & Marker
Southward on NY route 98. There is a smaller separate marker for the blacksmith shop.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Harness Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobblestones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cobblestone Historic District (about 300 feet away); Home of John Proctor (about 400 feet away); At Left: Cobblestone House / At Right: Cobblestone House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaines.
 
The Vagg House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 9, 2021
3. The Vagg House Marker
Northward view of the marker.
The Vagg House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 9, 2021
4. The Vagg House & Marker
The Vagg House image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 9, 2021
5. The Vagg House
The Vagg House image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 9, 2021
6. The Vagg House
Facing Ridge Road - NY route 104.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 9, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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