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Old Chester, PA: Shaw & Esrey

Shaw & Esrey; Courtesy of Dave Komarnicki, Chester, PA

Cotton & Wollen Manufacturers

Company History | Employees


Company History: "David Reese Esrey opened the Powhattan Mills with Hugh Shaw in 1871. It was known as the Shaw & Esrey Company. Their products were known as Powhattans, Covingtons, Provident and all-woolen jeans. The company was located in Chester, bounded by Edgemont Ave, 15th street and possibly 18th street."

Thanks to Helena Esrey Reed Ashwell, Ashwell2000@aol.com, great-great granddaughter of David Reese Esrey's half brother. )





If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about this company, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2001, 2002 John A. Bullock III.

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This page last updated 10/18/05