This catch-all term refers to a small structure dating to the late 19th or early 20th century. The "work" that took place there could be artisan trades like blacksmithing, or "putting-out" work such as broom-making; many farm people did other labor to occupy their time in winter, or to make extra money. Workshops also permit repair and maintenance of farm equipment. The workshop usually would be constructed of frame sited close to the road; have a lot of windows to supply much-needed light. Often a chimney signals a stove within, or in the case of a blacksmith shop, a forge. Sometimes a shop would have large doors to permit access for machinery or horses.

A blacksmith shop from Bradford County
Blacksmith shop, Bradford County, early twentieth century.