Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. During the War of 1812, Allan Nixon was known to have owned the blacksmith shop located here. It is believed that the shop was forced to shoe American horses while the area was under US occupation. The building was later used for the Stone Shop Museum.

The backside of the photo has written:
"Photo of Old Stone Shop, circa 1880 taken from old tintype."
Originally built by Allan Nixon circa 1800s.
Left to Right from ladder.
Charles Ready, apprentice
Lawrence Van Buskirk
A.G. Pettit
Jonathon Van Buskirk

On wagon, near right--
Lawrence M. Van Buskirk, father
others unidentified

Sign on building reads--
L.M. BUSKIRK
BLACKSMITH
Tin type gift of Mrs. Mildred Hughes (C.E.) Dunham, granddaughter of L.M. Van Buskirk

Property of Stone Shop Museum
Date Of Event
c. 1800
Subject(s)
Local identifier
705
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1936788615872 Longitude: -79.5823860168457
Copyright Statement
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the Grimsby Museum
Terms of Use
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Grimsby Museum
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Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop


Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. During the War of 1812, Allan Nixon was known to have owned the blacksmith shop located here. It is believed that the shop was forced to shoe American horses while the area was under US occupation. The building was later used for the Stone Shop Museum.

The backside of the photo has written:
"Photo of Old Stone Shop, circa 1880 taken from old tintype."
Originally built by Allan Nixon circa 1800s.
Left to Right from ladder.
Charles Ready, apprentice
Lawrence Van Buskirk
A.G. Pettit
Jonathon Van Buskirk

On wagon, near right--
Lawrence M. Van Buskirk, father
others unidentified

Sign on building reads--
L.M. BUSKIRK
BLACKSMITH
Tin type gift of Mrs. Mildred Hughes (C.E.) Dunham, granddaughter of L.M. Van Buskirk

Property of Stone Shop Museum