The Village of Greenwich Sesquicentennial committee decided to have a commemorative plate made for the 1959 event. It was produced by Kettlesprings Kilns in Alliance, OH. Kettlesprings Kilns began in 1950 to create a plate for Alliance's bicentennial, & grew from there. They still produce commemorative items like plates, mugs, tiles & bells (http://home.earthlink.net/~kettlesprings/products.html).
|Greenwich Sesquicentennial plate 1959|
- White Swan Hotel (1851)
- Upper Dam (1860)
- Stevens & Thompson Mill
- Mowry-Blandy House
- Dorr Park & Van Ness House
- Greenwich Central School (1927)
- temporary home of Susan B. Anthony*
|Typical toile (in my favorite- red)|
Well, I guess I do know why these plates fascinate me after all!
* I'm assuming this is the house the Anthony's moved to after the Panic of 1837, when they lost their home in Battenville.
^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toile or http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toile