Arriving at Heritage Park
The Cobbler Shop
The Wakefield Heritage Commission is excited to have been gifted the circa 1850 Wentworth Cobbler Shop. This building was located on the Cecil Wentworth property in Brookfield, NH. Upon Cecil's death, at 101 years old, this property which had been in the Wentworth family for generations was sold. Prior to the sale, the family gave the Cobbler Shop and its contents to the Wakefield Heritage Commission for restoration. The building was moved to Heritage Park in Union, NH. In order to accomplish this, several elements including the roof were removed under the supervision of historic preservationist, Rick Poore. Rick, a Wakefield Heritage Commission member, will be responsible for the meticulous restoration of the shop as required by the Wentworth family. When the Cobbler Shop is completed, it will document for future generations one aspect of country life in the history of New Hampshire. We anticipate completion with a dedication in Spring 2022. Follow our progress through photos on this site.
New Foundation for the Cobbler Shop
Original Location in Brookfield, NH