Tear Down Old Landmark on N. River Street The frame building at River and State Sts. is being torn down this week, removing one of the city’s old landmarks. The large two story building was last used as a dairy plant by the old Puritan Dairy Co. and has not been in use for several years.
For nearly half a century, the building was a blacksmith shop, the late Charles Wenberg Sr., starting a shop there in the eighties and conducting a blacksmith shop and carriage factory until the automobile made such a business almost obsolete. For a number of years Charles Wenberg Jr. was associated in this business with his father at this corner.
With the large dairy located just across the street, and all of the farmers in the Batavia ara coming there each morning, the location was ideal for a blacksmith shop. Many of the early carriages in use in this city were designed and built to personal specifications by the Wenbergs.
Plans have not been completed for the use to be made of the corner to be vacated by the building.
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