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Elkton Area Historical Society / Wine and Cheese Block

4910 York St.
P.O. Box 257
Elkton, MI 48731
Block: Wine and Cheese


On July 3, 2008 a 16' X 24' two story building formerly located on the Henry Farver farm 3 1/2 miles
north of Elkton, and owned and donated by Schuette Farms, Inc., was given to the Elkton Area Historical
Society. The building is used as a blacksmith shop and display museum, and was moved to Ackerman
Memorial Park adjacent to the Log Cabin Museum. Placed on a previously prepared one row cement block
foundation and cement floor, repairs were made during the spring of 2009 by project chairman Fred Santos and
other Historical Society volunteers. Repairs included installing sliding doors at the south end, installation of a
second floor to the existing upper leveL, plexi-glass windows, a circular staircase to the second floor
(donated by Mr. and Mrs. Walcott Denison of rural Owendale) and repair of siding flaws inside and outside of
the building. Blacksmith shop equipment donated to date primarily by Floyd Farver and Kurt and Deanne Damrow
of the Elkton area is in place and on display for public viewing. The shop is open for free public viewing on the
same schedule as the Cabin Museum. Donations of old and interesting items for display in either building are
most appreciated and enhance the history of pioneer living of years gone by.

This building is located in the southeast corner of Ackerman Memorial Park in Elkton. From the stop light in Elkton
go east to Mullen St. and turn left. It will take you right into the park.


Safety and Respecting Private Property~
All sites are on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise indicated at the
site that it is a business open to the public. We are indebted to our barn hosts for their generosity.
When viewing and enjoying the barns and blocks use caution when slowing or stopping near a site.