Historical Images of Porter County

Pitkin & Brooks, Cut Glass Factory
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: 1914
Source Type: Letterhead
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Pitkin & Brooks
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: Pitkin & Brooks, headquartered in Chicago, was a well known importer and manufacturer of housewares. The company imported many products for sale, such as china, queensware, crockery, novelties, lamps, and chandeliers. The majority of the company's cut glass products were manufactured in Valparaiso. The Valparaiso facility was located at Center Street and West Lincolnway and operated from 1911 to 1918. The L. E. Myers Company and the Valparaiso Technical Institute later occupied the Pitkin & Brooks site. The view in this image is looking southeast; the Porter County Court House can be seen on the horizon.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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