South Haven in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Blacksmith Shop
This barn was generously donated to The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum by Fred and Raphaella Amicarelli in 1996.
It was originally located in downtown South Haven on Broadway at School street, near the current location of the Amicarelli Vineyard restaurant.
Originally owned by Herrick Hodges, the building was used as a carriage, wagon and blacksmith shop from 1868 through the 1960's. The business changed hands many times until 1901 when Max Schabbel became a partner in the enterprise. He produced carriages, wagons, sleighs and iron work. Max Schabbel eventually became the owner and his family operated the business until it closed.
Erected by The Bailey Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1996.
Location. 42° 23.526′ N, 86° 15.806′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker can be reached from South Bailey Avenue (State Highway 43) 0.2 miles north of Aylworth Avenue when traveling north. Marker and blacksmith shop are Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 South Bailey Avenue, South Haven MI 49090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodatus Timothy Lyon (a few steps from this marker); Frank E. Warner (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Hyde Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Hartman School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indiana School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scott Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Corporal Duane E. Dewey (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Haven.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.