Coe Ranch Blacksmith Shop Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Coe Ranch Blacksmith Shop Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Repair and restore the Blacksmith Shop that houses historic blacksmith tools and associated equipment and serves as an interpretive area at the Coe Ranch site at Henry W. Coe State Park. Work is to include the following: 1. Construct, using historically appropriate materials, an interior dividing free-standing, six foot tall wall between the connecting garage area and the Blacksmith Shop and shoeing platform. 2. Secure the west window. 3. Using historically appropriate materials, rebuild in kind the shutter located on the south wall of the Blacksmith Shop to match the existing shutter on the west wall. 4. Plug small ceiling vent/flume hole in the roof of the Blacksmith Shop using historically appropriate shingle. 5. Repair window on east side that is currently non-functional. 6. Restore the historic horse shoeing platform as an interpretive feature. 7. Construct, using historically appropriate materials, a four-foot tall, split-board security fence (wooden picket fencing) to include a hinged lockable gate at the existing opening to the Blacksmith Shop. This gate will be secured with a padlock and hasp. Design of this barrier will be the same that is used elsewhere at the Ranch complex. 8. Rake, level, and augment with similar materials, the gravel/decomposed granite floor in the shoeing platform area and the Blacksmith Shop. A State Archaeologist will monitor installation of the interior partition wall and ensure that if archaeological resources are encountered, they will be documented, evaluated, and treated according to the Secretary of the Interior's (SOI) Standards. Salvaged lumber re-used for this project will be stamped with the project date in order to identify when these materials were introduced to the historic site.

Contact Information

Jill Poudrette
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Other Location Info
Henry W. Coe State Park, East Dunne Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair, maintenance, and minor alteration of an existing structure, involving no expansion of use; and the maintenance, repair, stabilization, preservation or conservation of historical resources in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer, and is included as "activities affecting historic resources, consistent with the SOI Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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