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Dorflinger Glass Museum (Dorflinger Glass Works)

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Dorflinger Glass Works
1865. U.S. 6
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The Dorflinger mill became an important center of innovation in the production of one of the Victorian era's prized products, cut glass. It was established by Christian Dorflinger, who emigrated from France in 1846. Up the hill from the stone mill is a cluster of small workers’ houses made distinctive by their concave roofs in the French manner. The mill closed in 1921 and the building is now a museum. One of the houses has been restored. The small frame Methodist church in the center of the village is similar enough to the United Methodist Church in Equinunk on the Delaware River to suggest that it, too, was the late-nineteenth-century work of Philadelphia architect Benjamin D. Price, who was responsible for some five thousand churches across most of the nation through the vehicle of the Methodist Board of Church Extension.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Dorflinger Glass Museum (Dorflinger Glass Works)", [Hawley, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 531-531.

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