Historic District of Madison Indiana
Shops In Walking Distance

Main Street
Tin ware

313 W. Main Street
Madison IN 47250

Call first (812) 273-3873


Shoe and boot repair,
historical artifact restoration,
for history reenactment buffs,
by the
only cobbler in town, &
historical reproduction tin ware



The Shop











The Office










Shoe Accessories











The Real Workshop

This is where the real work gets done.







Where real work
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Heavy Equipment










More heavy equipment











Tin Ware

Also don't forget Patrick's historical reproduction tin ware. "Tin cup" is an expression that's not dead yet. Check out his historical reproduction cups, coffee pots, pitchers, Pierced Lantern, funnels, one and two cup scoops for the kitchen, flower watering devices, sewing boxes, lamp fillers, tumblers, oil cans, hanging lamps, flour boxes, dust pans, cream skimmer, "spit cup," (personal spittoon for tobacco chewers or smokers portable ash tray) various cans, candle stick Sconce, candle extinguishers, chandeliers, salt and pepper shakers, vasculum with straps (flower botanical collecting tool to carry and keep fieldsamples viable by maintaining a cool,

humid environment), and something called "japanned" which is particular kind of painted tin ware, all hand made and all made in America, out of tin, right here by Madison's own Patrick Cunningham.



the "only cobbler" in
Madison Historic District.










Great Ideas from Madison Historic District Shops™

Father's Day Gift Ideas

For example, while your father's still alive or in memoriam, you could obtain his old work boots, have them repaired and mounted to a board, as a monument. Then you could place them on the fireplace mantle. For those things you can't put into words out loud. Acknowledging, letting him and everyone else know, his shoes are big shoes to fill, and you appreciate him and the impact of his life on this old world, and will try your best to live up to his example.

Turning shoes into a set of book ends are good too... Boots or Baby Shoes. Old leather work gloves might be good too if he worked in leather gloves. Just make sure it's not something he still expects to use. Just something to honor the man and his work. Its unlikely that a father needs a pocket watch if he's never worn one before. It's not likely that a father needs a new pair of shoes, when he has the money, yet has chosen not to replace them just yet, and the same goes for a new tie. Just a simple symbolic acknowledgement, that you are not hesitant to share with others. Also, instead of mounting an animals head to a board and then to a wall, one might think about making something with a leather pistol holsters or leather covers for musket rifles, into a wall mounted ornament. Think of all those old fashioned tools people hang as decorations, this would be no different, except a bit more macho.

God Bless,


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Sometimes people think the Madison Historic District, also known as Historic Madison, is located in Milton Kentucky, but we are actually located just one mile north in Downtown Madison Indiana, across the Harrison Bridge on the north side of the Ohio River.

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Patrick Cunningham does tin metal work and leather boot & shoe repairs. He's actually been trained in shoe making at Old Sturbridge Village in 1985. Think of all those Civil War re-enactors wearing historically authentic era reproduction shoes and boots. Who fixes those things? Mr. Cunningham of Main Street Cobbler repairs those shoes! He can service your shoes and boots locally or through the mail. Mr. Cunningham's business philosophy includes the idea that payment for services should only be rendered when finished products are in hand and customer satisfaction has been met.

He will work on modern footwear as well, see his example work at his official web site (see link above).