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 […]


Tales of Oneida Lake

Once again, Jack Henke has compiled a collection of stories highlighting the history of and around Oneida Lake.  In Tales of Oneida Lake, the following chapters specifically focus on stories about Cleveland and it’s residents: Vignettes of Frenchman’s Island features an article, “A Tale of Lake Oneida”, published by the Chittenango Herald, as the catalyst […]


Cleveland’s Best Industry

Contents Preface Introduction Glass History The New Plant Officers Directors Executive Board Stockholders Blowers Gathers Flatteners Cutters Epilogue Preface In 2005, the Cleveland Historical Society produced a brochure titled Historical Souvenir of Cleveland’s Best Industry.  The document is a reproduction of an article printed by Lakeside Press Print (Cleveland, NY) dated November 1903 with an […]