Frank Prasch Blacksmith Shop

Frank Prasch Blacksmith Shop (HMXC2)

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

N 45° 17.577', W 111° 56.861'

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Like the blacksmith shop next door, this early building was probably a dance hall or saloon in the mid-1860s run by owner John Trollman. In 1865 Trollman was one of Virginia City's seventy-three licensed retail liquor dealers. By the 1870, a larger door and higher roof had been added to accommodate Frank Prasch and Fred Kohls' blacksmith shop. Prasch operated the shop until about 1914, then sold out to Louis Romey who continued until 1946. The building, in near ruin, was rescued by the Historic Landmark Society of Montana. With funds donated by C.A. Bovey, its false front was rebuilt using vintage board and square nails.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
HM NumberHMXC2
Placed ByMontana Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425689 N 5015931
Decimal Degrees45.29295000, -111.94768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.577', W 111° 56.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 34.62" N, 111° 56' 51.66" 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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