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Richardson and Boynton Stove and Furnace Works, Imlay Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Richardson and Boynton Co., Van Brundt between Imlay, Bowne and Commerce
Richardson & Boynton made stoves and furnaces. They were one of the biggest employers in Red Hook, Brooklyn from the mid 1800s until they moved to Dover, New Jersey in 1896.
There are several buildings on the 1869 map in the block between Imlay and Van Brunt Bowne and Commerce labeled Boynton works.
The 1880 map shows several buildings at the site that was later labeled Richardson & Boynton. It is not labeled at all on the 1880 map.
On the 1886 map of the area the buildings between Van Brunt, and Imlay, Bowne (not quite to) Commerce were labeled "The Richardson & Boynton Co. Stove Works"
While not labeled as such, the pink buildings between Bowne, and Commerce, Imlay and Van Brunt were the location of Richardson and Boynton in 1880. The company was at that location from circa 1858.
Additions were clearly made between 1880 and 1886. The red color of the structure indicates that it was constructed of brick.
Richardson & Boynton left Red Hook in 1896, two years before this map was made. The brick structure is pretty much the same as indicated in 1886. The yellow indicates wood frame structures.
Over half of the 1886 brick structure was removed by 1907.
The 1916 map shows that even less of the building was still standing. There was a small section at the corner of Bowne and Van Brunt and a larger section along Van Brunt across from and south of Seabring.
Richardson and Boynton Co.
Richardson and Boynton Co., makers of stoves and heaters, was founded in Brooklyn in 1837. Their factory was located 186-226 Van Brunt (between Imlay and Van Brunt and Bowne and Commerce). They also had offices at 232 & 243 Water Street in Manhattan. At some point the had a foundry on Columbia street south of Lorraine.
Between Bowne and Commerce on the east side of Imlay is a building that may be the remains of the Richardson and Boynton Co. However, the 1907 map does not show any building on the east side of Imlay between Bowne and Commerce.
Richardson and Boynton Co stove front
What Kel Ros found in his cellar in 2015.
Keeping people warm on a farm on the East End of Long Island in February 2015
Nathaniel Augustus Boynton (1823-1900)
Henry A Richardson, Frederick B. Richardson and Augustus Phelps RichardsonBoynton, Nathaniel Augustus , died at his residence, No. 3 East 62d Street, this city, on the 10th of February, 1900. He was a descendant, in the 8th generation, of John Boynton; who, with his brother William, emigrated in 1638, from Yorkshire, Eng., to Rowley, Mass. Mr. Nathaniel A. Boynton was born in Mason, N. H., 12th of July, 1823, and was the eldest of the six children of Nathaniel and Eliza (Lawrence) Boynton. In 1824 the family removed to Shirley, Mass. His early education was in the common school, supplemented by a course at the Lawrence Academy, at Groton, Mass.; and continued and rounded out, during later life, by extensive foreign and home travel. His business life was commenced in Clinton, Mass.; but he soon found a larger field for his activities in Boston, where he became interested in the invention, production and sale of hot-air furnaces and other heating apparatus. About 1840 he removed to New York City, and became associated with Henry A. Richardson, in the Richardson & Boynton Co. About 1884 the Boynton Furnace Co. was organized, with Mr. Boynton as President, which office he continued to fill until his death. His first residence was in Brooklyn, where he was well known and largely identified with many of its highest local interests. He was there a trustee of the Brooklyn Children's Aid Society, a life-member of the Brooklyn Young Men's Christian Association, the Long Island Historical Society, the New England Society, of Brooklyn; the Congregational Club of New York, and the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. After his removal of residence to New York City, about 1881, he joined the New England Society of New York; and this Society, of which he has been a member since March, 1894. Always interested in Church work, he was, while in Brooklyn, a deacon and trustee of the South Congregational Church, under the pastorship of Rev. Dr. A. J. Lyman; and in New York, a member of the West Presbyterian Church, of which Rev. Dr. A. H. Evans is pastor. As an inventor, Mr. Boynton ranked high and loved his work; and his name must ever be inseperably connected with the hot-air furnace system of heating. He had a broad mind, and a peculiarly genial manner; and was respected and beloved, both in the trade, and in many circles of friends. Mr. Boynton was twice married: (i)in 1845, to Asenath Bliss, of Brimfield, Mass., by whom he had three sons, George Augustus Boynton and Charles Bliss Boynton, of New York, and Frederick Lawrence Boynton, deceased. He married (2) Prudence Wilber Champlin (who survives him), daughter of Joseph and Delight and grandaughter of Jeffry Hazzard Champlin, of Rhinebeck-on-the Hudson. By this second marriage he had three daughters, Mrs. Edwin E. Dickinson and Mrs. S. A. Swenson, of this city, and Mrs. Jerrold W. Black, of Syracuse, N. Y.Marriage 1: Asenath Bliss
David Rait Richardson,FEEDERICK B. RICHARDSON. Bro. Frederick B. Richardson has reached the pinnacle of his ambition in Freemasonry. The same push and energy and spirit of investigation that have always characterized him in his business efforts led him to pursue his journey from the ground floor of the Temple to the highest point attainable in the Order. He took his first step as an Entered Apprentice in Nassau Lodge No. 536, on June 29, 1886; he passed to the degree of Fellowcraft September 9th, and was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason Sept. 20, 1886. He affiliated with Altair Lodge in January, 1887. He was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Constellation Chapter No. 209; explored the vaults of Cryptic Masonry in Brooklyn Council No. 4, R. & S. M.; was exalted and dubbed a Sir Knight in Clinton Commandery No. 14; thence in the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite through Aurora Grata Lodge of Perfection, Oct. 8, 1886; Aurora Grata Council Princes of Jerusalem, Oct. 22, 1886; Aurora Grata Chapter Rose Croix, January 26,1887, and was made Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret, 32d degree, in New York Consistory February 20, 1881, and became a charter member of Aurora Grata Consistory at its organization; he crossed the burning sands in Kismet Temple, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; he holds a Life Membership in all these Bodies except that of Clinton Commandery.
D. Rait Richardson retired president of Richardson and Boynton, manufacturers of heating and air conditioning equipment, died in Palm Beach Fla., May 1939. He was born in Brooklyn Sept 27, 1874. He was married to Stella Van Ander, daughter of the late William M Van Anden. Survived by two sons, Thomas and David Rait Richardson, Jr. (both were officers of the Richardson & Boynton company). He was also survived by a sister, Mrs. Joseph H Seaman.William L. R. Lynd
William L. R. Lynd was born in Albany, New York October 30, 1856 a descendant of an Englishman who came to America in 1698. He started learning the copper and tin smith trade in Albany when he was fourteen, serving a five year apprenticeship. In 1881 he joined the company of Richardson & Boynton in Brooklyn "remaining with that house through various changes in proprietorship". When the works moved to Dover, New Jersey, he became the superintendent. He married ella Louise Dennis of Albany in June 1878. The had seven children six daughters and a son, Roy Edward, born November 15, 1881.John J Benedict (1851-1921) and his brother Coleridge Hart Benedict
John J. Benedict age 70, born Peekskill, New York, died in July 1921 at his home in Flatbush. He was a retired moulder who had worked for Richardson & Boynton for 35 years. Survived by two sons, John C and William and a brother Coleridge of dover, N. J. Buried Greenwood.Timothy J Quinlan (1863-1915)
Timothy J. Quinlan, age 52, of 58 Flatbush ave, a molder by trade and a former employee of Richardson and Boynton, died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Born in Norwich, Conn he had lived in Brooklyn for 30 years. He was a dog fancier and breeder. Survived by his wife, Annie Hoar, a son Jeremiah J. and a daughter Mrs. Anna Smith of Newark, N. J., and a sister Mrs. T. J. Foley of Southington, Conn. Buried Holy Cross.
1887 Ad for a Richardson and Boynton Range.
Richardson and Boynton pioneered the four legged cooking range.
In October 2018 Debbie shared these images of a Boynton furnace.
Another image Debbie shared was of a door embossed with: "Boynton Furnace Co. 207 & 209 Water Street New York"
1890: "207 & 209 Water Street, NEW YORK, 47 & 49 Dearborn Street, CHICAGO. Sole Manufacturers of Boynton's Furnaces, Hot-Water Heaters, Ranges, Baltimore Heaters, Etc. (American Architect and Architecture - Volumes 27-28)Boynton furnace company had offices on Water Street in Manhattan from at least 1882.
Sanitary and Heating Age, 1902
Ad in "A Present to you From Santa Claus - George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida Digital Collection
In November 2017 Diane Pannizzo shared this image of a Richardson and Boynton range:
"This stove is currently in my parents' house in Babylon, NY. Still works!!!
In December 2018 Jenny Larkin shared this image of a Boynton range:
Jenny says the stove was original to her house in Greenwich, Ct. which was built in 1908. The stove still works but is not currently in use as the chimney has been damaged.
These two images were shared in June 2019 by Kathy Duane who lives in an 1894
Colonial Revival house in Morristown, New Jersey not far from the Boynton works in Dover.
The original kitchen, including it's stove, was still in place, although no longer used, in the basement of our house when we bought it in 1994. So was the "stove" in the rough basement, which included bead board half walls to store the coal that came down shoots through the small, street level, basement windows. This small brick "stove" had an exhaust pipe that exited through a hole cut in the slate top and out the basement window, which is directly above it. Inside is just a big open space. No shelves, etc.
"A chimney cleanout from Richardson & Boynton Co. - the home is a Vassar College property currently under restoration and re-purposing, located at 79 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie NY" - Information and image shared by Daniel Friedman InspectAPedia November 2019.
I am told there is a well perserved Richardson & Boynton stove as one enters the main dining room at the Birchwood Restaurant in
Riverhead, Long Island, New York.
In December 2020 Milkweed Gardener sent me several images of Richardson & Boynton parlor stoves. These fireplace/mantelpiece heaters were fueled with hard coal.
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