Cook Blacksmith Shop

Cook Blacksmith Shop
Location 204 3rd St.,
Ponca, Nebraska
Coordinates 42°33′46″N 96°42′28″W / 42.562639°N 96.707781°W / 42.562639; -96.707781Coordinates: 42°33′46″N 96°42′28″W / 42.562639°N 96.707781°W / 42.562639; -96.707781
Built 1901
NRHP reference # 74001106[1]

The Cook Blacksmith Shop is a former blacksmith shop in Ponca, Nebraska, United States that today is a museum.

The Cook Blacksmith Shop was built in 1901 by C. O. Cook, who operated his business for over thirty years. The building is owned by the Ponca Historical Society, which uses the shop as a living history museum. C.O. Cook Blacksmith Shop, with all its original tools and machinery, has been restored and placed in working condition.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

It is a one-story structure with a false front.[3]


  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. Nebraskaland Magazine. "Historic Places: The National Register for Nebraska." Vol. 67 No. 1 Jan–Feb. 1989. 34–35.
  3. Janet Jeffries (November 7, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cook Blacksmith Shop". National Park Service. Retrieved April 14, 2017. With two photos from 1974.


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