Parish Town Historical Society Enjoys Hearing
About Cleveland Glass Factories.
Mr. Jack Cottet was the
guest speaker at the April 12th meeting of the
Parish Town Historical Society. The group
enjoyed hearing the story of the rise and fall
of the glass factories in Cleveland , NY . Mr.
Cottet presented his extensive research he
compiled over the years on the Cleveland Glass
Factories. Jack and his wife Andy brought many
articles to display that they have gathered over
the years, they also shared personal stories
from families that worked at or in some way were
associated with the glass industry. At one time
the Cleveland Glass Factory was the largest
producer of window glass in the United States .
An interesting side bar
to the evening was our own
Rose Henderson donated a large chunk of
glass to the Historical Society, she found in
her house upon moving in, in 1935. Cheryl
Stooks brought a decorative piece of glass that
once belonged to her great-grandfather who
worked in the glass factory.
The Parish Town Historical
Society wishes to thank: Mr. and Mrs. Cottet
for speaking to the group;
Mrs. Rose Henderson for historic
donation; and, for all those that attended the
Refreshments were served
at the end of the presentation and the group had
a chance to visit with the Cottet’s. The
presentation and the photos will be in the
Reference section at the Parish Public Library.