posted by M. | 11:42 AM
I would guess the Burford Brothers Pottery. That is Smith Street across from the newest post office.
I would tend to agree that it's Burford Bros. given the location, but the painted sign on the side of the building looks like it could be something else. It says "something Pottery Works." I can't make out the name. Doesn't seem like there is enough room for "Burford Bros."
I believe that the kilns belong to the Pioneer Pottery Works. It appears that the photo is taken looking west on W. 8th Street from the area near the corner of Dresden Avenue. There are 2 automobiles in the lower right foreground, in what appears to be an alley between two buildings and behind the vehicle on the left is a dump truck. Above the dump truck's location is a structure that appears to be either an overhead walkway or possibly an enclosed conveyor belt which connects two different buildings together. There also appear to be at least two more kilns in the background that line up with the one in the foreground, probably adjacent to the outside wall of the building.My guess is that this photo was probably taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s (from the style of the automobiles). I can remember both the Goodwin Battery sign and the Pioneer Pottery Co. lettering from passing through that area in the 1960s as a child.
I don't believe any part of the Burford Bros Pottery appears in the above pic,BTW the pic was taken in 1936.The Burford Bros Pottery was located at the Corner of Smith Street and Green Lane where the current Milligans Warehouse is located now. This picture is taken further down Smith closer to Dresden Ave.
The Goodwin Battery Company building is now part of Farnsworth Engineering. The pottery is part of the Dresden Pottery. The B. P. marathonn gas station is on the pottery site now. The Dresdenpooerty was on both sides of the street and was connected with an elevated walkway between the buildings.Matt have you considered photographing the old faded signs that are painted on many buildings in town.
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