Heinz House Being Moved from its Original Site in Sharpsburg to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1904

Summary

In 1869, H. J. Heinz started his processed food business at his parents' home in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. Though operations soon outgrew the house, it remained an important part of company history. In 1904, Heinz moved the house 5 miles down the Allegheny River to his Pittsburgh factory, where it served as a company museum for visiting tourists.

In 1869, H. J. Heinz started his processed food business at his parents' home in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. Though operations soon outgrew the house, it remained an important part of company history. In 1904, Heinz moved the house 5 miles down the Allegheny River to his Pittsburgh factory, where it served as a company museum for visiting tourists.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

13 March 1904

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.41.666

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 9.5 in

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