White building with 2 and a half floors with red shed attached.
The Office/Store was established in 1784

NPS Photo, Kutner

The company Clerk, working in the Office/Store, served as second in command to the Ironmaster. The Clerk's ledgers accounted the orders, production, sales and transportation of products from the furnace. The Clerk also served as paymaster. Workers were not paid with cash; instead they received credit for their work and had their accounts debited for store purchases and cash withdrawals. Any worker could withdraw cash from their account.

While employees were not required to buy at the store, prices were competitive, and the location was convenient. Dry goods, foodstuffs, tools, agricultural implements, tobacco, and salt were commonly stocked, along with the iron products of the furnace.

Last updated: December 19, 2020

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