Dixon Mills

Dixon Mills

Dixon Mills are a residential complex in Jersey City, New Jersey that uses the buildings of the former location of the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, which was in use between 1847 and 1895. [1] There is a small museum with artifacts from the building and its history in the lobby of the complex.[2]



Joseph Dixon moved his crucible factory, which was originally located in Salem, Massachusetts, to what is now the Van Vorst Park neighborhood of Historic Downtown, Jersey City, New Jersey in 1847.[3][4] Over the years the company produced crucibles, pencils, crayons, stove polish and lubricants at this site.[2] In the mid-1980s the complex was developed into residences, preserving the structures as they were, including bridges between buildings. There is a small museum with artifacts from the building and its history in the lobby of the complex.[2]

See also

Jersey Glass Company


  1. ^ Karnoutsos, Carmela; Shalhoub, Patrick (2007). "Dixon Crucible Company". Jersey City Past and Present. New Jersey City University. http://www.njcu.edu/programs/jchistory/pages/d_pages/dixon_crucible_company.htm. Retrieved November 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Shaman, Diana. "Developer Transforms A Factory in Jersey City". The New York Times. December 29, 1989
  3. ^ Gabrielan, Randall (1999), Jersey City in Vintage Postcards, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7385-4954-5, http://books.google.nl/books?id=i6R71oZI6-gC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Jersey+City:+In+Vintage+Postcards&hl=nl&ei=MA2cTZH_D9CgOoPEtI0H&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false 
  4. ^ Depew, Chauncey Mitchell, ed. "1795-1895. One Hundred Years of American Commerce". Vol 2. New York: D.O. Haynes, 1895

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