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Identifier: AMN 1125
Abstract Philip Simmons (b.1912-d.2009) was an African American blacksmith and artisan specializing in the craft of ironwork in Charleston, South Carolina. Working out of his shop and home on 30 1/2 Blake Street in Charleston, Simmons spent seventy-seven years crafting utilitarian and ornamental ironwork. His work is recognized within the state of South Carolina, nationally and internationally. This collection donated by the Philip Simmons Foundation, holds personal papers with photographs and...
Dates: 1977-2007; Majority of material found within 1990-2000