A view of the blacksmith shop at the Pennsylvania Railroad yard at Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. This is believed to be a pre-Civil War era structure, as it is noted in maps of that period. The photograph was probably taken around 1916 at the time of the Interstate Commerce Commission conducted a photographic survey of railroad structures in the United States.
The water tower appears in the photo to the left and behind the blacksmith shop
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Originally posted in Civil War Railroad Structures of Lykens, 11 April 2016.