He in turn formed a stock agency and in 1892 the existing buildings were erected. The site is at the pinnacle of the Mt. Adams incline (one of the crucial few in the nation still in operation) and provides one of the vital picturesque views of the city. The clays used are all native and for the most part, from the Ohio Valley. Incidentally, my Grandfather
Jeffre, during the early
years of the pottery, had the contract to supply the sand and fuel. Through the years it has been the purpose and desire of the guiding figures at Rookwood to circumvent the rut of commercial construction.