TOUR: DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS EXCAVATION
DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Visit the ongoing excavations at the Dyottville Glass Works, being done in conjunction with the I-95/ Girard Ave. construction project. The full glass works has not been excavated but what we will see is a significant chunk. So far, the project has uncovered foundations associated with the 1774 Hewson Calico Printing Works, the 1816 Hewson Glass Works, the Thomas W. Dyott-era glass works (1830's) and the later 19th century Dyottville complex. This will be the last time to see this site as it will be covered up later in Feburary.
We will be guided on this tour by Douglas Mooney, Senior Archaeologist, URS Corporation who will have the URS Manual with maps and images to share with us.
The site is directly across from the former Cramp Machine & Turret Shop, at the intersection of Beach St. and Richmond St., about 5 blocks north of Penn Treaty Park. It is suggested that you park on Beach St. and walk to the site.