Elmira milk bottle capital of the nation!
circa 1870 Owner was Frederick Barker. He started Thatcher Glass Co. in 1908 producing milk bottles. It put once again Elmira on the map as Milk Bottle Capital. He lived in this house until 1918. In the 1860 he was a partner in Baker, Rose, & Gray. In future years. 30 years or so his neighbor also joined the firms partnership. Arthur Clinton. This company was the first hardware (also known as heavy hardware) in supplying materials to the rapidly growing city of Elmira. Still today people remember this firm. R.K.B. .