This is the Cavalliere Blacksmith Ornamental Iron business. Look at the old mud adobe bricks used for the walls. The iron work is nice and the old wagon wheels are reminiscent of days gone by.
As you can see from the second photo, it is still in operation and that truly is an anvil. I took the image with the sunlight streaming into the blacksmith shop.
George Cavalliere brought his family to Scottsdale in 1910. Three generations of the Cavalliere family have owned and operated the shop. Today, the family still owns and operates the blacksmith shop.
The original building was tin. It was replaced with adobe in 1920. The adobe bricks were made on site. The adobe walls are twelve inches thick and have two layers of stucco over them. The building is on the Scottsdale Register of Historic Places.
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