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Manufacturing in Charlotte

 
 
Manufacturing in Charlotte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2015
1. Manufacturing in Charlotte Marker
Inscription. The blast furnace was Charlotte's major manufacturing facility. It was in operation from 1868 to 1927. Coal from Pennsylvania came in by rail. Hematite ore and limestone from Furnaceville arrived by barge. The furnace produced molten iron and the work was dirty, hot and dangerous. Many furnace workers lived across from the factory in company-built houses.
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
Southward from the Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2015
2. Southward from the Overlook
This marker is the center one of these five markers on the railing.
and the blast furnace.
 
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
<i>Genesee Blast Furnace Charlotte, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
3. Genesee Blast Furnace Charlotte, N.Y.
This postcard uses the same photo as the leftmost bottom furnace photo on the marker.
<i>The Blast Furnace, Charlotte, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Souvenir Post Card Co., circa 1905
4. The Blast Furnace, Charlotte, N.Y.
This postcard uses the same photo as the rightmost bottom furnace photo on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2015.
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