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E. & S. Wilson – Brick Manufactory

 
 
E. & S. Wilson Brick Manufactory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
1. E. & S. Wilson Brick Manufactory Marker
Inscription.  In February, 1789, Samuel "Uncle Sam" and Ebenezer Wilson set out from Mason, N.H. on foot and headed for Troy, N.Y., a new settlement with opportunities for prosperity. By summer, using the clay deposits found on the west slope of Mount Ida, the brothers established E. & S. Wilson, a handmade brick making business.
 
Location. 42° 43.629′ N, 73° 41.207′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on Ferry Street (New York State Route 2) near Sixth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Uncle Sam” Wilson’s Home (here, next to this marker); Wilson Farmhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Street Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); History of 1819 Fifth Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emma Hart Willard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Ward World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Park (approx.
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0.3 miles away); Rensselaer County Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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