About J. A. Johnson Blacksmith Shop
Other Buildings, Industrial Facilities, Interesting Places
The J. A. Johnson Blacksmith Shop is a historic commercial building in Rothsay, Minnesota, United States. It is one of Minnesota's most intact early-20th-century blacksmith shops, and still contains a large portion of its original, handforged equipment. The shop was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 for its local significance in the theme of commerce. It was nominated for being a rare intact example of the style of blacksmith shop once common to small Midwestern farming communities in the first half of the 20th century.