Blacksmith wrought iron works of beauty

CHARLESTON, S.C. --- Famed blacksmith Philip Simmons, whose wrought iron gates and other works grace...every moment." Born in 1912, Mr. Simmons began work as a blacksmith by putting shoes on horses as a young man in Charleston and...

Effort would preserve legacy of city blacksmith

...Foundation is making plans to buy the blacksmith's house and let him continue...said. Although there are other blacksmiths in the city, Ms. Colter said...Simmons, born in 1912, worked as a blacksmith as a young man in Charleston...

Blacksmith teaches craft

...door of the park's log blacksmith shop watching Mr. McWilliams...with Mr. McWilliams, a blacksmith who drives over from his...growing. He is a member of blacksmith organizations in Florida...kinship to blacksmithing. Like blacksmiths, machinists can make tools...

Blacksmith's house now museum

...neighborhood in Charleston. Soon visitors will tour where the blacksmith who shaped those curls and swirls and perfect straight lines...dirt path past a larger gray house, not believing the famous blacksmith stayed behind it, Mr. Simmons would step out to greet them...

Show of skills

...Celebration of Blacksmithing in Georgia," on display at the institute through Sept. 12. The show features 42 pieces made by 20 blacksmiths and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Metalworkers make smithing an art

...been years since the blacksmith made a gate or rail...is one of 20 Georgia blacksmiths featured in the At...of work of Georgia blacksmiths, he said. "I think...has a real wealth of blacksmiths in all aspects of the...average person. Many blacksmith artists "built a little...

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Ramblin' Rhodes: Augustan was awed by Toussaint's music, warmth

...gristmill built in the late 1930s, a one-room school house dating to the early 1900s, a log cabin built around 1800, a blacksmith shop, the medical office built by Dr. E.R. May, the Groves-May House built in 1878 and containing period furnishings...

Veteran artisan turns 87

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Legendary Charleston blacksmith Philip Simmons has turned 87. About 150 relatives and...health. He retired in 1990 after more than 60 years as a blacksmith. He started at age 13 putting shoes on horses and moved...

Excel representatives spread the word

AIKEN -- William DeLaigle had been a blacksmith for 25 years, stooping over horses' hooves in a county full of horses, when a bad back forced him to seek other work. He found...

Vienna was site of famous duel

Vienna, whose remnants lie beneath today's Thurmond Lake, was a tidy Colonial town with its own tailor, a blacksmith and two fine hotels.On a Saturday morning in 1851, it was also the chosen venue for a famous duel between two prominent...