Streibich Blacksmith Shop

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Streibich Blacksmith Shop
Streibich Blacksmith Shop Front View.JPG
Streibich Blacksmith Shop is located in Illinois
Streibich Blacksmith Shop
Location Newman, Illinois
Coordinates 39°47′53″N 87°58′16″W / 39.79806°N 87.97111°W / 39.79806; -87.97111Coordinates: 39°47′53″N 87°58′16″W / 39.79806°N 87.97111°W / 39.79806; -87.97111
Built 1891
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 21, 1991

The Streibich Blacksmith Shop is a historic blacksmith shop located at 1 N. Howard St. in Newman, Illinois. The shop was built in 1870 for local blacksmith Ignatius Streibich. Streibich's shop produced farming equipment and domestic items for residents of the area. In addition, Streibich started the first electric power plant in Douglas County in the shop in 1891. While the power plant only lasted a year, it provided a model for future electification efforts in Newman. Streibich retired in 1912, and his son Fred purchased the shop in 1916. Fred Streibich operated the blacksmith shop until his death in 1932. Machinist Kermit O. Tucker operated a shop in the building from 1938 to 1969.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It is one of two sites on the National Register in Douglas County, along with the Arcola Carnegie Public Library in Arcola.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Keller, Charles M. (October 31, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Streibich Blacksmith Shop" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 19, 2013.