[toggle title=”QUICK STATS. CLICK TO VIEW QUICK STATS ON THIS LOCATION”]Built: 1745
Location: South East Pennsylvania
Status: Been Fixed Up
Reason: Financial Issues
This historical blacksmith / residence / tannery known as the Arden Forge was first built in 1745. Additions were added on as far up to 1820. This place served as a blacksmith shop that made weapons and arms for the French War, Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. The Battle of the Brandywine (1777) took place in this location where the British destroyed many places in the area. Through the years, many different blacksmith owned the property. Some of the other trades that occupied the buildings over the years at the crossroads were a hattery, a harness making shop, a wheelwright shop, and the town hall. This property had a working blacksmith shop until 2007 when the owner retired. The buildings were and still are in bad shape but somehow still standing. The property was auctioned off in 2008 and from my latest visit, it seems they are doing something with the property.