Seneca Glass Company Building

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Seneca Glass Company Building
Seneca Glass Company Factory ovens.jpg
Seneca Glass Company Factory ovens, 1974
Seneca Glass Company Building is located in West Virginia
Seneca Glass Company Building
Seneca Glass Company Building is located in the US
Seneca Glass Company Building
Location709 Beechurst Ave., Morgantown, West Virginia
Coordinates39°38′28″N 79°57′44″W / 39.64111°N 79.96222°W / 39.64111; -79.96222Coordinates: 39°38′28″N 79°57′44″W / 39.64111°N 79.96222°W / 39.64111; -79.96222
Area2.7 acres (1.1 ha)
NRHP reference #85003214[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 19, 1985

Seneca Glass Company Building is a historic glass factory located at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. It was built in 1896–1897, and is an industrial complex of work areas, all connected by doors, passageways, or bridges. A fire in 1902, destroyed much of the interior of the original brick part of the complex. After the fire, Elmer F. Jacobs designed the new two-story replacement, a new Needle Etching Room in a separate building connected by a bridge, and the reconstruction of the Grinding, Glazing, and Cutting areas. A large addition was built in 1947. The building features a conical brick stack that projects 36 feet above the roofline of the Furnace / Blowing Room. The complex was the home of one of the finest hand-blown, hand-cut and etched, lead glass factories in the world. After the factory closed in 1983, it was adapted for commercial use.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Dolores A. Fleming (January 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Seneca Glass Company Building" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.

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