GLASS ARTISTS

Steve Zielinski

 

YEAR-ROUND GLASS-RELATED ATTRACTIONS

Visit Jay County!

Glasswork of Interest in Jay County
• Arts Place – Portland
• Todd Opera House – Dunkirk
• 12 gas plants in Dunkirk
• Glass Days, annual festival in Dunkirk
• St. Gobain Glass – Dunkirk (Production)
The Glass Museum  – 309 South Franklin, Dunkirk
Glass piece from the Sistine Chapel; Chandelier owned by Carol Lumbard; There are over 8,000                    pieces of glassware from 110 factories around the world currently on exhibit in the museum.                    Many pieces that were made locally in the state
• Holy Trinity Parish, founded in 1860 – 7321 East State Rd. 67, Bryant
• Asbury United Methodist Church  – 204 E. Arch,  Portland
The large stained glass windows were given in 1903 by the Young Men’s Class taught by                    Mrs. J.C.L. McAdams and Mrs. Jason Henley
• The Glass Bonsai – 110 S. Meridian St. Portland
Handmade stained glass items, restorations, and gifts
• Kathy Carfield’s Stained Glass Designs, sold in: The General Store, 115 S. Union St., State Road 1,                    Pennville, a store that also includes yard decorations and other lovely stained glass pieces
• Jay County Courthouse – Portland
Built in 1919, stained glass skylight, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
• Mount Tabor United Methodist – 216 W Pleasant St, Dunkirk
• First Presbyterian Church – 402 North Ship Street, Portland
• Jay County Historical Museum, includes glass displays from local glass factories –
903 E. Main St., Portland
• Verallia Glass Production – Dunkirk; 2.5 million beer bottles for inbev (who bought Budweiser)                    24/7 365 days a year; Employs 400 people; Mostly technologically advanced plant in the US

Historical Sites (some are visible*, many are not)
• * Todd Opera House – Dunkirk
• * Gas Light in a cornfield near Westport
• * Indiana Glass Company – Dunkirk
Became part of Lancaster Colony
• Kerr Glass – Dunkirk
Kerr glass bottles still being made by Anchor Container in Winchester?
• North Baltimore Bottle Glass Company – Albany

 

2015 EVENTS

49th Annual Dunkirk Glass Days, May 27 – 30