Lincoln Preservation Foundation
Foundry & Bell Yard
Historical Dates: 1870s
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 commonly believed that someone from the Purcellville foundry came down one night to Richard Henry Taylor's foundry, stole his plow mold, and patented it.