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Item or Series Title George Frey Collection
Catalog Number 2015-05-006
Description This small collection includes materials belonging to George Frey, a blacksmith in the Lansing area. His business was located on North Turner Street (original address 736, then 1240 after the 1906 address changes) and his home was at 1210 (later 1216) North Capitol Avenue. At least one son worked for him and he sometimes shared the space with carriage and harness makers or automobile repair shops in the early 20th century. He was born in Germany and died in about 1929.

The material in this collection dates from 1868 to 1895 and includes three bound notebooks and a few loose items.

A photograph of the blacksmith shop in about 1904 is in the Local History General Photograph Collection and can be viewed here.
Old ID Number 20101
Collection Title George Frey Collection
Creator Frey, George
Dates of Creation 1868-1895
Year Range from 1868
Year Range to 1895
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Frey, George
Search Terms Blacksmiths
Ledgers
Lansing (Mich.)
Containers Folder of Miscellaneous Documents
Notebook 1 - Dark Brown hardcover
Notebook 2 - Tan with flap, pencil holder inside
Notebook 3 - Tan hardcover