Heinz House

Summary

Enterprising Henry J. Heinz began his successful business by bottling horseradish in the basement of his parents' home in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. From this house, he sold a growing variety of pickles and relishes to neighbors before moving his operation to Pittsburgh. This house currently features an exhibit on the H. J. Heinz Company's innovative business practices and marketing techniques.

Enterprising Henry J. Heinz began his successful business by bottling horseradish in the basement of his parents' home in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. From this house, he sold a growing variety of pickles and relishes to neighbors before moving his operation to Pittsburgh. This house currently features an exhibit on the H. J. Heinz Company's innovative business practices and marketing techniques.

Artifact

House

Date Made

1854

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Sharpsburg 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

53.47.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of H.J. Heinz Company.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)
Plaster

Inscriptions

WHERE WE BEGAN / 1869

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