Seneca Glass Company

Seneca Glass Company (HM1F1N)

Location: Morgantown, WV 26505 Monongalia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.503', W 79° 57.76'

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In 1891, a small group of glass-making artisans from Seneca County, Ohio, founded the Seneca Glass Company. For almost 100 years, Seneca Glass Company's highly skilled craftspeople manufactured glassware and exquisitely etched lead crystal by hand, sometimes taking twelve man hours to produce a single goblet. Elmer Jacobs, a prominent Morgantown architect, designed the towering 100-foot conical glass furnace and a large part of the original brick factory. Skilled people were necessary in a plant with with the technology of the Seneca Glass Company. Many original workers came from Europe, particularly from France, Belgium and Germany, and lived in the neighborhood surrounding the factory, which was also called Seneca. Women were etchers, washers and packers in the factory. Customers include Eleanor Roosevelt, President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. State Department. The factory closed in 1983 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM1F1N
Placed ByPioneers to Mountaineers
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 589008 N 4388506
Decimal Degrees39.64171667, -79.96266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.503', W 79° 57.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 30.18" N, 79° 57' 45.60" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 709-745 Beechurst Ave, Morgantown WV 26505, US
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