The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has partnered with the Baldwin Historical Society to bring you a weekly trivia question that delves into our area's colorful past.
and Patty Woehler, co-presidents of the society, generously write the questions and provide the pictures.
Here is this week's question:
This illustration from 1866 shows the home of Pittsburgh Glass Works, also known as the Agnew & Company Glass Factory.
The factory included two furnaces, and finishing shops covered over an acre of land. The glass house was built by John Agnew Sr. and operated for more than 20 years.
The factory had a five-pot furnace that was used in manufacturing green flint glass bottles and vials. Twenty-one glass blowers were employed, and nearly 100 laborers worked for the company.
During this period, Pittsburgh was a major glass manufacturer.
Where was this factory located?
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