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The 126 Year Lord & Burnham Legacy:
1856-1982

  • For more than a century and a quarter, Lord & Burnham was the premier greenhouse designer and builder throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Lord & Burnham got its start in 1856 in Massachusetts, when Frederick Lord - a carpenter with a talent for building greenhouses - founded Lord's Horticultural Manufacturing Co.
  • Lord then set up shop on the banks of the Hudson River in Irvington, New York - a site which remained a Lord & Burnham production facility - and its headquarters -- for the next 126 years.
  • The Burnham in Lord & Burnham is William Addison Burnham, Lord's son-in-law, with whom he formed a partnership to build greenhouses throughout North America.
  • At its height, Lord & Burnham operated production facilities in Irvington, New York, Des Moines, Iowa and St. Catharines, Ontario. Burnham Corporation, a maker of industrial boilers, discontinued Lord & Burnham - then its greenhouse division -- in 1982, one year after its 125th anniversary.
  • If you own a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, you own a piece of history.