Antique Iron Fences in Chicago

I discovered some old fences while in the States this summer  first I found several beautiful antique fences on Hoyne Street in Chicago, and then I came across some in my suburb and in Annapolis, and now back in Lviv I have also started paying attention to them. 

In all three places  Chicago, Winnetka, and Annapolis  I found fences made by Stewart Iron Works. This is not surprising as at one point this company was the largest iron fence maker in the world.


The Stewart Iron Works Cincinnati Ohio
Stewart Iron Works, an ironworks plant located in Covington, Kentucky, was founded in 1886 and incorporated in 1910. A branch in Cincinnati operated from 1903 to 1915. 

Cincinnati Iron Fence Co. – Inc – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. 
Produced fences from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries

W.T. Barbee Fence Works
It’s hard to find information about this company: "This company was apparently located in Chicago, Illinois (the address varies with time), with another factory in Lafayette, Indiana. They were in business by at least 1901, but ceased production sometime between 1923 and 1928," from page about cemetery ironwork.


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