Buildings associated with the Strasburg area Pottery trade!
|Sonner Pottery. One of the five original Strasburg Pottery Buildings remaining. Building located at the south east corner of Washington and Fort Street. The property was purchased by Samuel H. Sonner 1851 from the Dosh estate for the price of $64.00. Also included was another adjoining 1/2 acre lot on King Street where Samuel built a Hotel about 1853. This property was also used by John H. Sonner for his Pottery business and is reported to be the site of the publication of the Strasburg News beginning 1882. The article published in the September 14, 1957 Northern Virginia Daily states, ""We were told when it first started it was in the Sonner Pottery building on the corner of Depot and Washington Streets, now Fort and Washington." This property descended to Eugenia Isabell Sonner, daughter of Samuel H. Sonner, who married Charles A. McCarty. The house then became know as the McCarty house. Their daughter married Joseph H. Balthis. David Balthis in response to my question about the house responded stating "I remember being told a number of times that the reason the house had such a high basement ceiling height was that the house was originally a pottery". Presently serves as an office for the St. Pauls Lutheran Church.|
|Bell Pottery. One of the five original Strasburg Pottery Buildings remaining. This building is located on the south west corner of Fort and Queen Streets in Strasburg. It is the site of the second Bell pottery in Strasburg. The location of the first Pottery was at the north west corner of High and Fort Streets. Nothing related to the Pottery remains at that site. Both sites were owned by Leonard Balthis, father of Samuel Bell wife, during his lifetime. Presently a private residence.|
|Strasburg Steam Pottery. One of the five original Strasburg Pottery Buildings remaining. The Strasburg Steam Pottery was constructed 1891 to facilitate the Strasburg Pottery industry. This sped up the pottery making process sevenfold.|
|Hickerson Pottery. One of the five original Strasburg Pottery Buildings remaining. Located on East King Street Strasburg. Operated by James M. Hickerson. Currently a private residence.|
|Miller Pottery. One of the five original Strasburg Pottery Buildings remaining. The Miller Pottery was located on Washington Street in Strasburg. Currently a private residence.|
|Eberly Pottery. The Eberly Pottery Building located at the corner of Fort and King Streets in Strasburg stood at this location from 1872 until it was destroyed by fire.|
|Bell Pottery & Sonner Pottery. The north west corner of Fort and High Streets is the site of the first Samuel Bell Pottery. The pottery was owned by Leonard Balthis, Mr. Bell's father-in-law. Mr. Balthis sold this pottery to Samuel H. Sonner 1851. Samuel H. Sonner after about two years resold this property to a Mr. Robinson.|