officially began on October 19 to remove the remains of the Carr China Plant on Pottery Lane in Grafton, WV.
activities during this period included making road improvements to Pottery Lane and clearing/grubbing areas around the former
building foundations. Road improvements are necessary to allow access for heavy trucks to transport contaminated soil off
site when excavation activities begin. After the areas around the former buildings are cleared, bricks and other building
debris will be removed in order to allow access to conduct additional soil screening and sampling to further delineate areas
of contamination that may require excavation.
It is unfortunate that the lead levels in this area have warranted the
need for site clean-up. Sadder still is that loss of the countless patterns and artifacts located on the site that will be
Recent efforts by a group a restaurant ware collectors to explore the site and document patterns and
backstamps proved very fruitful. We hope to share those images here soon and wish we had more time to futher document the
wares of Carr China.
Welcome to the Carr China Collectors'
This site is a place for Carr Collectors to come and share pictures,
stories and memories associated with the Carr China Company of Grafton, West Virginia. This is a free site that is dependent
upon your contributions to keep it fresh and relevant. If you have a story or idea to share, we hope that you will take the
time to write us. It is our goal to continue to evolve this site to best meet the needs of Carr China collectors.
This site offers visitors:
· A chance to meet and profile collectors
and fans of Carr China
· A forum where members can post information about pieces they are looking for
and/or are available for sale
Opportunities for former employees and Carr China experts
to share their own personal experiences and stories
· Information about known patterns
and backstamps to assist you in identifying and dating your Carr China pieces
· Rich history
about key people and places associated with Carr China
And much, much more! Thanks for stopping by - we hope you enjoy it!
This site was last updated on October 28, 2009.