Category Archives: Glass Factory

Glass Town Cultural District

 New Glass Town Cultural District Website  A note from The GTCD Planning Group: In October, Sandwich’s Glass Town Cultural District (GTCD) was designated through a vote of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We join 13 other districts state wide in this … Continue reading

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The 1885 Sand Hill School

  The area around the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company in Sandwich became known as Jarvesville, named after the factory’s founder, Deming Jarves. As the number of glass factory workers grew, the company built housing for them as well as … Continue reading

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A Brickyard in Sandwich (as we mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812)

In the area known as Town Neck, along the shore of Cape Cod Bay, a lens of fine clay suitable for brick-making was discovered, perhaps as early as 1790 when construction of houses and mills picked up in earnest. Russell … Continue reading

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