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Rices Landing in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Isaac Hewitt Pottery

 
 
Isaac Hewitt Pottery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 6, 2021
1. Isaac Hewitt Pottery Marker
Inscription.  This establishment was also known as the Excelsior Works. Although production figures for Hewitt's plant do not appear until 1870, he was paying taxes on a lot (and one cow) as early as 1865 and was probably turning pottery soon thereafter. Hewitt had the help of six workers and three wheels that produced 45,000 gallons of stoneware annually in the 1870's with an annual income of $6,500. Many early works were hand decorated and highly ornate. This, however, proved too costly and stenciling was adopted. By 1880 production slowed considerably and it operated only 8 months of the year. The proudly decorated pottery made over a hundred years ago is difficult to find today and consequently is quite valuable. Many of his pieces sell today for more than what he made in an entire year.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 39° 56.961′ N, 79° 59.923′ W. Marker is in Rices Landing, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on Water Street north of Main Street (County Route 1010), on the right when traveling east
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Water Street, Rices Landing PA 15357, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Foundry (a few steps from this marker); W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice's Landing Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monongahela River (approx. ¼ mile away); Rices Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bituminous Coal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gateway Mine (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rices Landing.
 
Isaac Hewitt Pottery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 6, 2021
2. Isaac Hewitt Pottery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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