The Glass Factories of Cleveland and Bernhards Bay, New York

Webmaster’s Note:  The following essay was written by Andrew Henry on May 5th, 1978.  The original document found in the CHS archives did not include the citations page that originally accompanied Andrew’s paper.  However, I have kept his original citations within the text for reference.  The original document included several hand-penciled corrections.  If these corrections […]


Griesmyer’s History of Cleveland Glass

    This blog post reproduces the outstanding article written by Frederick G. Griesmyer titled The Story of the Rise and Fall of Cleveland as Center for New York Glass Works.  Originally published in Courier Magazine in January of 1954, Mr. Griesmyer, a former worker at the Getman Glass Factory, provides a detailed account of […]


The Edna Davis Notes

Introduction When the Davis Store, located on Main Street, Bernhards Bay, was closed and went to auction, Cleveland Historical Society Vice-President Kathy Darrow purchased some handwritten notes that were left behind in the store.  They were written in the late 1930’s, probably by Edna Davis, the wife of George Davis.  What follows is Kathy’s transcription […]