John Baptiste Ford and Star Glass Works

The first American-made, ground and polished plate glass was hung in the storefront windows of the Hieb building at 316-318 Pearl Street in New Albany. John Heib was a clothier and tailor. John Baptiste Ford was a local business man and owner of the Star Glass Works. He went on to found the Libby-Owens-Ford Glass Co. in Pittsburgh, PA..

On the river between 10th & 13th streets

John Baptiste Ford - Wikipedia
Virtual museum of Historical Bottles and Glass