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

Barlett’s Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Barlett’s Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
1. Barlett’s Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription. Virginia City boomed and land prices soared accordingly in 1863 and 1864, a trend well illustrated in the earliest ownership transactions of this choice commercial property. On May 13, 1864, George Parker paid $800 for the lot and sold it for $1400 on June 27. By 1869, the property owner was Herschfield, Hanauer & Company, bankers who specialized in gold exchange. A photograph from the early 1870s shows the original log building which first occupied this lot. The present rubblestone building has been constructed by 1878 to house E.J. Barlett’s blacksmith shop. Barlett advertised as a “blacksmith and machinist” from 1879 through the early 1890s. The brick veneer on the front facade was added over the stone circa 1900, and the building converted for use as a trading post in 1950. 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° 17.599′ N, 111° 56.738′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Wallace Street and Van Buren Street on Wallace Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Barlett’s Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
2. Barlett’s Blacksmith Shop
The marker is on the left.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elling Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); F.R. Merk Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Pfouts and Russel (within shouting distance of this marker); Hangman’s Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Metropolitan Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anaconda Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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