Webmaster’s Note:  The following essay was written by Andrew Henry on May 5th, 1978.  The original document found in the CHS archives did not include the citations page that originally accompanied Andrew’s paper.  However, I have kept his original citations within the text for reference.  The original document included severalContinue Reading

I recently came across a hard copy of Child’s Oswego County Business Directory for 1866-1867.  I’ve transcribed the references to Bernhard’s Bay, Cleveland and Constantia for inclusion in the CHS archive.  The excerpts with page references are noted below. —- gmsc Child’s Gazetteer and Business Directory of Oswego County, N.Y. 1866-1867, Northshore Extract Index to Advertisements P.6, Claim Agents, Henry Garbor, Cleveland – p.115 P.7, Glass Works, Caswell & Company, Cleveland – p.124 P.7, Insurance Agents, Henry Garbor, Cleveland – p.115 P.7, Lawyers, Henry Garbor, Cleveland – p.115 Oswego County Officers P.9, District Attorney, William H. Baker, ConstantiaContinue Reading

Gathers lay molten lumps of glass on blow pipes

Preface This blog features the Thomas F. Harrington essay The Glass Industry of Cleveland, New York: A Social History donated to the Cleveland Historical Society.  The original 1979 piece looks to have been a school paper submitted to instructor Dr. J. Wellman.  The institution is unknown.  As the original wasContinue Reading

Contents Introduction English Childhood Coming to America Old Dominion, New Orleans, Texas Illinois A Return to Cleveland Eagle Tannery Residences The Window Glass Industry Supporting the Rails Political Life The Final Years St. James Episcopal Church End Notes Introduction The Village of Cleveland has a number of forefathers with vibrantContinue Reading

    This blog post reproduces the outstanding article written by Frederick G. Griesmyer titled The Story of the Rise and Fall of Cleveland as Center for New York Glass Works.  Originally published in Courier Magazine in January of 1954, Mr. Griesmyer, a former worker at the Getman Glass Factory,Continue Reading