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Building on S. Franklin St.

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Photograph of the building that houses A. J. Dunston Blacksmith Shop and the Hitching Post, located on 136 S. Franklin St.. Print from glass negatives found in a Decatur attic Feb. 1956.

Andrew J. Dunston

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Photograph of Andrew J. Dunston (b. 4/9/1852, d. 1933). He was a blacksmith and horseshoer for over 60 years. Dunston built a building at 136 S. Franklin in 1892 that was eventually bought by Lubin A. Freeland for a machine shop. He was the father…