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Atlantic Terra Cotta Company
1170 Broadway New York Factories: Tottenville, N. V. Perth Amboy, IN. J. <Two p,ants) Rocky hill, N. J. Southern Branch Atlanta Terra Cotta Company East Point, Ga. Six Miles from Atlantx / Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company, 1879 T'lIE Atlantic TerraCotta Company is by far the old est and most picturesque of the large industries in Perth Amboy. Starting- thirty-three years ago under the name of the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company, it was a decided departure from the firm of A. Hall & Sons—organized in 184(»--but the two were at first very closely connected. The company has done more to make Perth Am boy known throughout the country than years of di rect publicity could have accomplished, and its rela tion to the town has not altered since it became Plant 2 of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company in a compara tively recent reorganization. Steady growth and increasing success has marked Its progress, but, although it is now the largest plant of the largest Architectural Terra Cotta Company in the world, advancing commercialism lias not airected the old time atmosphere. THE Perth Amboy factory is the medium through which the Architectural lirms of Geo. B. Post, Mc Kim, Mead & White, Carrere & Hastings, Cass Gilbert, I). H. Burnham & Co., Lord & Hewlett, and Palmer and Hornbostel have accomplished some of their most famous work. The lirst to develop Polychrome Terra Cotta, the Atlantic Company is well known for every important building in the country that employs faience 011 the fa cade or for interior decoration. The entire Architectural Terra Cotta industry throughout America owes its origin to the Perth Am boy Plant of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company. It was there that the great majority of men who are at the heads of other Companies learned the business, and in practically every instance the foremen they employ are graduates of the Perth Amboy shops. Illustrations Show Growth of Perth Amboy Plant in 32 Years •• Plant 2, Atlantic Terra Cotta Company, 1911, Perth Amboy, N. J.