Sylvania in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This is a replica of a barn built in 1850 on Sylvania-Metamora Road. In 2000, the original barn was dismantled and the timber beams were transported to the Historical Village where they were used in the reconstruction of the barn. The original main beam was 42 feet long and made of hand hewn white oak. Some of the original beams are in use as benches in the Historical Village.
The barn is built of timber frame construction with cedar board and batten walls. It is designed for use as a side-by-side blacksmith shop and classroom where adult tours and schoolchildren experience the tools used by the craftsmen and the products they made for Sylvania's early residents.
In the blacksmith's shop, visitors learn about many of the cast and formed products used in everyday home life and transportation in early Sylvania, from door handles and pot hooks to horseshoes and carriage parts. Blacksmithing demonstrations are available for special events.
In the carpentry area, visitors discover how tradesmen used ingenious hand tools and learned skills to produce furniture, wagon wheels, household goods and much more.
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Location. 41° 43.086′ N, 83° 42.268′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in the Sylvania Historical Village (about 340 feet west of Main Street), which is about 340 feet north of Maplewood Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5717 Main Street, Sylvania OH 43560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Academy (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Car Barn (a few steps from this marker); 1858 Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); Log Home (a few steps from this marker); Sister City Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylvania Heritage Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toledo and Western Railway Company (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylvania.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 158 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.