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Glass House: 1941

Glass House: 1941

January 1941. "One of the houses in the Negro quarter of Rochester, Pennsylvania. Abandoned glass works in background." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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HC Fry Glass

The abandoned glass works was originally the HC Fry Company, sold to Libby in 1933; they operated it for three more years before shutting down. HC Fry was known for making cut glass and oven ware - pieces show up on auction sites regularly. More info here.

A survivor?

Probably not the exact house, but a contemporary - it is in the right area, and seems like a period specimen; the former glass works property is in the distance behind, to the left.

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