Roger's Anvil/Industrial Machine Shop

interior of the machine shop
Interior of the machine shop in Amana, Iowa

Photo courtesy of benchcrafted.com

Quick Facts

Location:
822 48th Avenue, Amana IA
Significance:
Metal work
Designation:
National Historic Landmark
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
No
The machine and locksmith shop occupied a building on the backside of the woolen mill, adjacent to the millwright's shop. The metal workers serviced and repaired metal components of the mill along with farm equipment. They also made objects for general use, such as locks. Their distinctive German-style locks, described as "peculiarly large," can be found in buildings throughout the Amana Colonies today.