Foundry and "Bell Yard"

Category: Site
Historical Dates: 1870
Threat Level: Lost




Richard Henry Taylor owned a foundry on this site where his popular frog doorstops, bells, and the famous Taylor Plow were made. In 1876, a rival foundry was built in Purcellville, named the Loudoun Manufacturing Co. It was common knowledge, though never proved in court, that someone from the Purcellville foundry came down one Saturday night to Richard Henry Taylor's foundry, stole his plow mold and patented it.

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