In operation 1875-1882
“Business was conducted under the different partnership names and also as ‘Kenyon City Pottery,’ ‘Trenton City Pottery’ and finally as the ‘City Pottery.’ It is under this final name that the pottery is most generally referred to and most marked pieces bear the name City Pottery Co. or C. P. Co.”
— Goldberg, David J. 1998. Preliminary Notes on the Pioneer Potters and Potteries of Trenton, N.J.: The First Thirty Years – 1852 – 1882 (And Beyond). Privately published, Trenton, New Jersey.
Young, Jennie J. 1879. The Ceramic Art: A Compendium of the History and Manufacture of Pottery and Porcelain. Harper & Bros., New York, New York.
“The Trenton Potteries 20 years Ago and To-Day.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, October 6, 1879.
Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Goldberg, David J. 1998. Preliminary Notes on the Pioneer Potters and Potteries of Trenton, N.J.: The First Thirty Years – 1852 – 1882 (And Beyond). Privately published, Trenton, New Jersey.
Other firms at this site:
City Pottery Company; Trenton City Pottery
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
City of Trenton
Everts & Stewart. 1875. Combination Atlas Map of Mercer County. Everts and Stewart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “City Pottery”)
Robinson, E., and R. H. Pidgeon. 1881. Atlas of the City of Trenton and Suburbs New Jersey: From Actual Surveys and Official Records. E. Robinson, New York, New York. (Plate K: shown as “City Pottery Allen & Yates”)
Haven, C. C. 1882. A New Real Estate and Insurance Map of the City of Trenton Including Chambersburg, Millham, and Parts of Ewing, Lawrence, and Hamilton Townships, Mercer County. E.P. Noll & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Shown as “City Pottery”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 14: shown as “City Pottery Allen and Yates”)
|Name in census||City Pottery Co.|
|Number of hands||103|
|Males above 16||73|
|Females above 15||15|
|May to Nov hours||9|
|Nov to May hours||9|
|Total wages in year||46000|
|Full time months||12|
|Value of raw material||42000|
|Value of product||100000|
|Number of engines||1|