...Together with Sand and Heat Produce Objects of Great Beauty
—The White Mills Community Trail —The factory opened in 1865 as one building with a five-pot furnace. The large clay pots were made and cured in another structure nearby. The enterprise quickly grew, expanding down the hill toward the old plank road between Honesdale and Hawley. The first cutting shop opened in 1867-68 under the supervision of John S. O'Connor. Success brought about rapid expansion and the construction of the large, (150-by-40-foot) bluestone structure for glass cutting, which opened in 1883. A blowing shop and annealing oven were added to the end of the cutting shop in 1885. Despite a disastrous 1892 fire that destroyed most of the complex, the factory was completely rebuilt. An additional blowing shop next to the one constructed in 1885 was added in 1901.
|Placed By||Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, DCNR, Lackawanna Wonderful, and National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 483133 N 4597285|
|Decimal Degrees||41.52703333, -75.20216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 31.622', W 75° 12.13'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 31' 37.3200" N, 75° 12' 7.8000" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8 Elizabeth St, Honesdale PA 18431, US|
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