This blog follows the reconstruction of the Revolutionary War Public Armoury on the James Anderson site
Reconstruction of the Blacksmith's & Public Armoury
September 21, 2012
Quiet at the Armoury? Hardly.
We mark this last day of summer at the Armoury not by slowing down, but by picking up the pace. Next Friday, September 28th, Historic Trades Carpenters will raise the frame for the Armoury’s north storage building…a more substantial structure than its name implies (but more about that in an upcoming blog post). In November, footings and foundations will be laid for a workshop and a second storage building, while December brings the raising of the tin shop frame.
Building activity at this level requires the committment and labor of many, and as you might expect, each “raising” is preceded by hours of preparation. This week’s gallery gives you a glimpse of the activity both on, and off, the site as various trades people contribute to the reconstruction and interpretation of James Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury.
-Photo credits Meredith Poole and Mark Fluehr.
Funded by a generous gift from Forrest E. Mars Jr., of Big Horn, Wyoming.