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Pittsburgh Glass Works

 
 
Pittsburgh Glass Works Marker image. Click for full size.
June 28, 2008
1. Pittsburgh Glass Works Marker
Inscription.  First glass factory in Pittsburgh was established on this site by James O'Hara and Isaac Craig in 1797. It manufactured bottles and window glass until the 1880s. A precursor of Pittsburgh's rise as the nation's largest glass producer.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 40° 26.39′ N, 80° 1.047′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. It is in South Shore. Marker is on West Carson Street (Pennsylvania Route 837), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the pedestrian walkway at the lower station of the Duquesne Incline near the bus stop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1197 West Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duquesne Incline (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Place of International Consequence
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Allegheny Foamflower (approx. 0.3 miles away); National Recognition Day (approx. 0.3 miles away); False Solomon's Seal (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Witch Hazel (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pittsburgh Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); White Snakeroot (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pittsburgh Glass Works. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Submitted on June 30, 2008.) 

2. James O'Hara. Biography from Army Quartermaster Foundation, Inc. (Submitted on June 30, 2008.) 
 
Pittsburgh Glass Works Marker image. Click for full size.
June 28, 2008
2. Pittsburgh Glass Works Marker
Marker is in the center of the photo nearly under the pedestrian walkway.
Pittsburgh Glass Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 18, 2011
3. Pittsburgh Glass Works Marker
Duquesne Incline en route to the right of the marker.
Pittsburgh Glass Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 18, 2014
4. Pittsburgh Glass Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,430 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2008.   3. submitted on November 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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