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B-W Trivia: Where Was This Factory?

We will reveal the answer on Monday.

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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Margaret French July 30, 2012 at 02:15 AM
I think it was on Becks Run Road. I think it was the corner where Agnew is now but when they eventually built a road there they named it Agnew. Just a guess.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 30, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Couldn't have been closer! The answer is B, Brownsville Road.
Margaret French July 31, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Got me that time. LOL
Piper July 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Hint for me was the streetcar tracks on the road.
Margaret French July 31, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Piper- I should of looked at the photo better! I didn't notice that.
Lois August 01, 2012 at 04:48 PM
OK, what was the address on Brownsville Road? That's pretty good size road as you know and the part that is now Brentwood Boro did not separate from Baldwin until 1915 -- the year that my Dad was born. That how remember the year.
Robert Edward Healy, III August 01, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Lois, we'll see what we can find out.
Robert Edward Healy, III August 02, 2012 at 02:41 AM
From Pat Lombardi: "It was located south of Concord Presbyterian Church, between there and (Madeline) Street." So that's Carrick.

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