Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Manufacturing in Charlotte
At one time, Charlotte's furnace was considered to be on of the finest foundries in the nation. The railroad built trestles on site that delivered coal to the furnace and loaded the iron onto ships.
Charlotte had a basket factory that operated from 1897 to 1914. A brush factory started in 1884 on Hannah's Terrance. There was a shingle factory on River Street.
On Latta Road, there was George Latta's ashery that produced potash and perlash and a cooperage owned by Andrew Milligan, where coopers fashioned barrels out of the staves that came from David Holden's stave and heading factory.
On Boxart Street, there was a cement factory, Rochester Folding Box Company and a feldspar plant that ground ore into powder used by glassmakers and insulator producers.
There were two brickyards. Wilder and Evans operated in the 1850's and Jones and Denise started in the 1860's. Bricks made at these yards were used to build many Charlotte buildings and homes, village schoolhouses
Location. 43° 14.948′ N, 77° 36.727′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from River Street south of Stutson Street. Click for map. Marker is on the railing that runs south from the overlook at the foot of Stutson Street. Charlotte is a neighborhood of the City of Rochester. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14612, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port on Lake Ontario (here, next to this marker); Railroads (here, next to this marker); Upriver Landings on the Genesee (a few steps from this marker); Underground Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Crossing the River by Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Boat Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village of Charlotte (within shouting distance of this marker); Champion of the Genesee River / A Beacon of Knowledge (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
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