Part of the North Family Shaker Village in Mt Lebanon, NY, this structure was erected c.1849 and originally served as a woodhouse and storage building. The North Family Shakers converted this structure into a forge in 1864. A drive shaft was installed connecting the waterwheel of the Brethren’s Workshop to a trip hammer inside this building.
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National Park Service documentation for this structure is archived at the Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hh:@field%28DOCID+@lit%28NY0541%29%29/ #CRGIS #forge #HALS #North_Family #NPS #shaker