In operation 1853-1856
Doorknobs, doorplates, escutcheons, harness furniture (Harney 1929);
Porcelain doorknobs, plates and pitchers, white granite ware and cream-colored ware (Goldberg 1998:12-14).
“William Young was the first potter to attempt the manufacture of porcelain in Trenton.”
— Denker, Ellen Paul. 1989. Lenox China: Celebrating a Century of Quality 1889-1989. Lenox, Inc., Trenton, New Jersey.
“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.
Raum, J.O. 1871. History of the City of Trenton. W.T. Nicholson & Co., Trenton, New Jersey.
“The Trenton Potteries: 20 years Ago and Today.” Daily State Gazette, October 6, 1879.
Thomas Maddock’s Sons Co. 1910. Pottery: A History of the Pottery Industry and Its Evolution as Applies to Sanitation. Thomas Maddock’s Sons, Trenton, New Jersey.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Podmore, Harry J. 1951. “City Pottery.” Sunday Times Advertiser, August 5, 1951.
Leibowitz, Joan. 1985. Yellow Ware: The Transitional Ceramic. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Denker, Ellen Paul. 1989. Lenox China: Celebrating a Century of Quality 1889-1989. Lenox, Inc., Trenton, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Goldberg, David. 1999. “Mr. Young’s White Bird Whistle.” Trenton Potteries 1:4(6).
Hunter Research, Inc. 2005. “Historical and Archaeological Investigations at the Excelsior Pottery Site, South Street Bridge Replacement Project, City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.” Report on file, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (NJDEP), Trenton, New Jersey.
Other firms at this site:
William Young & Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Perry St. between East Canal St. and Carroll St.; Canal St. corner of Perry St.; Delaware and Raritan Canal above Rose; Perry near Carroll; Carroll near Perry; Ewing corner of Ogden; Carroll and Ewing; Perry, Carroll and Ewing; Perry corner of Canal
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