Bleckman Building - Washington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 33.687 W 091° 00.867
15S E 672996 N 4269980
Oldest business in Washington
Waymark Code: WMZC2J
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
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County of building: Franklin County
Location of marker: W. Main St. 2nd store front W. of Cedar St., north side, Washington
Built: 1885 - 1940
Classified: D & Commercial
Current Occupant: Bleckman Machine & Supply Co.
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Historic Marker text:

Johann "Friedrich" Bleckmann built his first blacksmith shop in 1834. His son Fritz and grandson Henry J. built the eastern part of this building in 1888. "Bleckman's" is the oldest business in Washington.

History of Mark:
" ... Blacksmithing, an essential service of the town throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, is represented by the building at 409 W. Main Street, constructed in the mid-1880s by Hannoverian John F. Bleckmann and remodeled and enlarged circa 1940 by his descendents [sic] who continued one of the town's primary blacksmith and machine shops." ~ NRHP Nomination Form, PDF page 19

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