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Wheeling Pottery Co.


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Wheeling Pottery Co. in Wheeling

On the 23d day of October 1879, the Wheeling Pottery Company was incorporated under the laws of West Virginia, with an authorized capital of $1,000,000 and $125,000 paid up capital. At that time George K. Wheat was elected President, Charles W. Franzheim, Vice-President, W.A. Isett, Secretary, and E.M. Pearson, General Manager.

The first buildings erected were on the corner of Thirty-first and Chapline Streets, where they began operating eight kilns. The plant at Woods and Thirty-first Streets, where the office was also located, was erected in 1889. A higher grade of goods was manufactured at this plant, which was also an eight-kiln factory, and both are built of brick. 

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Location

▶ NE side of Chapline between 31st and 32nd streets. (Demolished)

▶ Woods Street, east end of 31st. (Demolished)


Images

Wheeling Pottery Co.


Additional Resources

▶ Vertical FileWheeling Pottery Co., Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk.
▶ Wheeling Pottery Company and other area firms : a collection of clippings, 1897-1910, Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk. CALL#: Wheeling Oversize 738 W57
▶ A look at other ware by Wheeling Potteries Co., 2013. Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk. CALL#: Wheeling 738 Look 2013
▶ Wheeling Potteries saleman's catalog, 1900-1908, Southern, Dick, 2014. Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk. CALL#: Wheeling 738 Sout 2014
▶ Life on La Belle Rivière : Memories of Wheeling, West Virginia, Freter, Donna Schrader, 2017. Circulating, non-fiction stacks. Call #: 738 Fret 2017; Second copy in Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk. CALL#: Wheeling 738 Fret 2017
Archives: Charles W. Franzheim correspondence, non-circulating. View by appointment only. Please call 304-232-0244 or ask at the reference desk to make an appointment.
  ▶ View finding aid for this collection   |    ▶ View images from this collection on Flickr 


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