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FINISHED SIDEWALK AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION
FINISHED SIDEWALK AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION
  • Allegheny and South Aves., Allegheny, PA · 1898-1907
  • 57th and Butler, Pittsburgh, PA · 1908
  • 1719 Perrysville Ave., N. S., Pittsburgh, PA · 1910-1911

Timeline:

  • Baker Manufacturing Co: ?-1898-1908-?
  • Baker Sidewalk Light Co: ?-1910-1911-?

Notes:

  • "BAKER MANUFACTURING CO., Elevator Enclosures, Bank and Office Railings, Window Guards, Baker Patent Steel Picket Fence, Grille Work, Etc. Corner Allegheny and South Avenues, ALLEGHENY, PA." —Pittsburgh City Directory · 1898
  • "BAKER MANUFACTURING CO, Bell phone Cedar 1499, iron railing, iron fencing and wire works Allegheny av n South av A Julius Baker" —Pittsburgh City Directory · 1905
  • See Julius Baker's Patent No. 874,922 Vault-Light Construction of December 31, 1907
  • "Baker Julius (Baker Mnfg Co) h 1719 Perrysville av A" and "BAKER MANUFACTURING CO sidewalk lights 57th and Butler Bell phone Cedar 1489 Julius Baker" —Pittsburgh Directory · 1908
  • "The Sommerville Iron & Bronze Company has completed the erection of a two-story brick and steel building, at 5700 Butler street, Pittsburgh, 80×100 feet, which is being equipped with machinery for the manufacture of iron and bronze work for buildings. The company will begin operation by June 1. Julius Baker, who formerly operated the Baker Manufacturing Company, North Side, is superintendent of the new company." —Steel and Iron · June 1, 1908 [The 1920 United States Federal Census lists his occupation as "Manager / Iron Works"]

Julius Baker = Emma E. Frederick:

  • Marriage license dated October 11, 1893
  • Julius Baker [1860-1924]
  • Emma E. Baker née Frederick [1866-1931]
    • Helen M. Baker [1894-?]
    • Frederick J. Baker [1903-1927]

1900 United States Federal Census:

Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Allegheny Ward 02, District 0021
Name Relation Sex Age Mar? Birth Where F Born M Born Occupation
Baker, Julius Head M 39 7 Nov 1860 Penn. Germany Germany Wire Worker
  " Emma Wife F 33 7 Jun 1867 Penn. Germany Penn.
  " Helen Daughter F 5 Nov 1895 Penn. Penn. Penn. At Kindergarten
Frederick, Dorothy Sis-in-Law F 21 Mar 1879 Penn. Germany Penn. Seamstress
Lackey, Sylvester Boarder M 17 Feb 1883 Penn. Penn. Penn. At School

1910 United States Federal Census:

Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 25, District 0619
Name Relation Sex Age Mar? Born F Born M Born Profession Nature of
Baker, Julius Head M 49 16 Penn. Germany Germany Contractor Vault Lights
  " Emma E. Wife F 44 16 Penn. Germany Penn.
  " Helen M. Daughter F 15 Penn. Penn. Penn.
  " Frederick J. Son M 7 Penn. Penn. Penn.

1920 United States Federal Census:

Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 25, District 0720
Name Relation Sex Age Mar? Born F Born M Born Profession Nature of
Baker, Julius Head M 59 M Penn. Germany Germany Manager Iron Works
  " Emma E. Wife F 53 M Penn. Germany Penn.
  " Helen M. Daughter F 25 S Penn. Penn. Penn. Stenographer Coal Co.
  " Frederick J. Son M 16 S Penn. Penn. Penn. None

Paper:

Baker Manufacturing Co ad from the Pittburgh City Directory, 1904
BAKER MANUFACTURING CO.
Iron Fence · Wire Work · Elevator Enclosures · Window Guards · Office Railings
BAKER PATENT STEEL PICKET FENCE.
Bell Phone, Cedar 1499 ALLEGHENY AVENUE, NEAR SOUTH AVENUE, ALLEGHENY, PA.
Pittsburgh City Directory · 1904

Baker Sidewalk Lights ad from 1907 Exhibition
BAKER SIDEWALK LIGHTS
• CONSTRUCTION—The steel crimped mesh is used for the double purpose—re-enforcement, and to hold the glass in place. This is a feature not found in any other construction. The steel crimped mesh and glass is embedded in 2 inches of concrete, forming a slab of great strength.
• CANNOT LEAK—No exposed iron work in this method. The old system of having an iron foundation with the glass resting on the same, has been found unsatisfactory: rusting of the iron underneath and causing leakage, also the expansion and contraction of the exposed iron causing the thin layer of cement on the top to crack.
All kinds of ornamental iron work
Baker Manufacturing Co., Allegheny and South Aves., Allegheny, Pa.
Fourth Exhibition · Carnegie Institute Galleries, 1907

Sweet's Architectural Catalog File, 1910 Sweet's Architectural Catalog File, 1910
Sweet's Architectural Catalog File · 1910