You may be wondering how Firthcliffe Technologies, Inc got its name. The property where the Firthcliffe Club used to stand now houses the home of Firthcliffe Technologies, Inc.
Firth Carpet Mill was founded by Thomas F. Firth who came to Cornwall from Scotland. The mill employed 500 people at one time. Firth carpets were sold all over the world. It was in operation from 1886 to 1962. The complex was sold to different companies and in the late 1970s it made material for clothing. The name at that time was Majestic Weaving.
The Hollow, Firthcliffe, N. Y. This picture shows a row of the houses built by the Firth Carpet Mill for housing for its employees. In the background is the smokestack of the mill. The mill built a school for the children of the employees and a club house for weekly dances and lectures.
Fire Department, Firthcliffe, NY. This firehouse was built as part of the Firth Carpet Company Community. The building is located on Willow Avenue in Cornwall, NY. It now houses a beauty shop since its use as a firehouse.
These buildings were part of the Firth Carpet Company community in Cornwall, NY. The large building was the post office and the smaller building on the left was Anna Smith's general store. In the left background is a view of the train station. The mill was down the street and to the right behind these buildings. The large building is still there and is a private home. A picket fence is in front of the third house on the left. A horse and buggy is in front of the post office. It was probably used to bring the mail up from the train station at Cornwall Landing. The train station in the left background has a spire similar to that of a church. It was part of the O & W railroad system. In the background is Schunnemunk Mountain.