In operation 1880-1892
Earthenware closets, druggists’ vitrified ware, plumbers’ earthenware, stationary wash-stand basins, decorated toilet ware, and other earthenware (Woodward and Hageman 1883:860)
“oval washout closets, tall f. r. hoppers, round Philadelphia f. r. hoppers, traps, urinals, bidet pans, ship closet basins, plug basins, closet bowls, and other sanitary specialties … ” (Quarter Century’s Progress 1887:280)
“The business of the Enterprise Pottery, on New York Avenue, was established in 1880. Earthenware closets, druggists’ vitrified ware, plumbers’ earthenware, stationary wash-stand basins, decorated toilet ware, and other earthenware in general are manufactured, a specialty being made of sanitary goods, and shipped principally to New York and Philadelphia. The manufacturing capacity of this establishment is one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars annually, and fifty hands are employed.”
— Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“City and County.” Trenton State Gazette, Tuesday, July 27, 1880.
Woodward, E.M. and J.F. Hageman. 1883. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Quarter-Century’s Progress of New Jersey’s Leading Manufacturing Centres. Dover. 1887. International Publishing Company, New York.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
Hunter Research, Inc. 1995 . Cultural Resource Survey, U.S. Route 1 and New York Avenue Off-Ramp, City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. On file, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, Trenton, New Jersey.
John Milner & Associates, Inc. 1995. Historic American Engineering Record Documentation of the Enterprise Pottery, Route 1SB Over New York Avenue, City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. On file, New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, New Jersey.
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:
Enterprise Manufacturing Company; Enterprise Sanitary Manufacturing Company; Enterprise Pottery
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
New York Avenue near Olden Avenue
Lawrence Township; Millham Township; City of Trenton
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 R: shown as “Enterprise Pottery Co.”)
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 “Enterprise Pottery Co.”)
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Plate 16: shown as “Enterprise Pottery Co.”)
Bourquin, F., and C. C. Haven. 1873-1880. Enterprise Land Company Plan of Building Lots and Manufacturing Sites Lying Between Brunswick Avenue and Clinton Street, East Trenton, N.J. Enterprise Land Company, Trenton, New Jersey. (Shown as “Enterprise Pottery”)
Sanborn‑Perris Map Company. 1890. Insurance Maps of the City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Sanborn‑Perris Map Company, New York, New York. (Plate 18: shown as “Enterprise Pottery Co.”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 64: shown as “Enterprise Pottery Co.”)