Historic District of Madison Indiana
Shops In Walking Distance

 
 
 

Main Street
Cobbler
& Tinware

313 W. Main Street
Madison IN 47250

Call first
(812) 273-3873

Mon-Fri9-5pm
Sat10-3pm

Shoe and boot repair, historical artifact restoration, for historical re-enactment buffs, by the only cobbler in town, & historical reproduction tin ware.

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The Shop

 

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The Office

 

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Shoe Accessories

 

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The
Real Workshop

This is where the real work gets done.

 

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Where real work
gets done

 

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Heavy Equipment

 

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More
heavy equipment

 

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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 field samples 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.

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Remember,

the "only cobbler" in
Madison Historic District.

 

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

For example, while your father is still alive, or to honor him otherwise, one could obtain a pair of his old work boots. Have them repaired and mounted to a board, as a monument. Add a trophy style label. Then you could place them on the fireplace mantle or hang it on a wall. For those things you can’t put into words out loud. Acknowledging him, letting him and everyone else know. His shoes are big shoes to fill. And that you appreciate him and the impact of his life on this old world. Maybe letting him and everyone else know, you will do 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. Just make sure it’s not something he still expects to use. Just something to honor the man and his work. When it comes to shopping for a father, its unlikely that he needs a pocket watch when he's never worn one before. It’s not likely that a father needs a new pair of shoes, when he has the money and has chosen not to replace them. The same goes for a new tie. Perhaps instead, just a simple symbolic acknowledgement. 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,

~MHDS

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Trivia:

What are concealment shoes? 
The answer. 

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Back to

Visit their official web site here.

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Sometimes people think Madison Historic District, also known as Historic Madison, is located in Milton Kentucky, but we are actually located just 1 mile north in Downtown Madison Indiana, across the Harrison Bridge on the north side of the Ohio River.

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Background

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).

 

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Answers to Trivia Questions

The Answer:

Find the answer here.

If you have a comment or different opinion about the answer, please send us a message.

 

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