Big Pine Glass Works

My name is Edie Kehoe I write as a life-long resident of the Florida Keys and daughter of the late Lester S. Cunningham, owner of Big Pine Key Glass Works.  My Dad began construction on the Big Pine Key Glass Works factory in 1965. Big Pine Key Glass Works was in operation until 1973. It closed due only to my father’s tragic and untimely death.
Big Pine Key Glass Works was located on US1 in what was later to be restaurants and bars like the Pelican Post and Montego Bay.




The old glass works building burned down in July of 2003.




Big Pine Key Glass Works logo ashtray




The glass works used to make insulators for the power poles.










Richard Rush was kind enough to send in these three paperweights that were made in the old Big Pine Glass Works: