Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop

Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop (HMXC1)

Location: Ennis, MT 59729 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 17.575', W 111° 56.868'

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A notorious dance hall was the original occupant of this 1863 building which encompasses a small cabin of V-notched logs, one of the first built in June of that year. Tall French doors and a few dentils clinging to the facade recall its former dance hall elegance. Converted to a blacksmith shop in the 1870s, Charles Saurbier and his son Karl operated the business until the 1940s. In the early years, Saurbier repaired stage coaches and shod the ox teams that pulled huge freight wagons of goods. Original tools and machinery are still in place, and various additions chronicle the building's history in boards, nails and labor.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
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HM NumberHMXC1
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425680 N 5015927
Decimal Degrees45.29291667, -111.94780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.575', W 111° 56.868'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 34.50" N, 111° 56' 52.08" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 Wallace St, Ennis MT 59729, US
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