Antique Iron Fences in Annapolis

Annapolis has it’s fair share of antique iron fences. Like in Chicago and Winnetka, there are many fences made by The Stewar Iron Works, formely the largest iron fence maker in the world.

The Stewart Iron Works
The Stewart Iron Works, 3rd & Culvert St, Cincinnati, O
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G. Krug & Son Ironwork
Makers of Artistic Wrough Iron Work

Gustav Krug—Gustav Krug immigrated to the US from Germany around 1850. He started working for a blacksmith shop in Baltimore and eventually took it over. The company still exists today—and is run by Krug’s descendents. It is the US’s oldest operating ironwoks.

 Gustav Krug, Maker (?)
178 Saratoga St., Batlo. MD
from the Woods Baltimore City Directory from 1885

G. Krug & Son website
The Art of Steel – piece on the company from NPR

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  1. I think all Ukrainians, from homeland and diaspora, should visit Greece. Many of us grow up thinking that our names, language, religious rites and architecture, and other folkloric traditions are our own, but visiting Greece will show that we imported and adopted them lock, stock, and barrel. Flattening the church domes to a pear shape, and polyphony, are the only uniquely Ukrainian contributions that I can think of.
    Nice website!

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