Horace Abbott

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Horace Abbott was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts back in 1806. Sorry I don’t have the names of his parents but onward to today’s history lesson. What I can tell you of course is the rest of the story.

In 1836 he bought the Canton Iron Works in Baltimore, Maryland, the company specialized in the production of steamboat and railroad components.   He renamed it the Abbott iron Company and by 1850 it was the largest iron mill in the United States. He was founder of Baltimore’s First National Bank and director of the Second National Bank of Baltimore. He died in Baltimore in 1887 at 81.

Now you may be asking yourself why I am writing about Horace? Again, as usual I’m so glad you did for you see his company provided the armor plating for the USS Monitor, USS Agamenticus, USS Roanoke and the USS Monadnock. Not bad not bad at all don’t you think?

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faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty and Lake of the Ozarks - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Another great story of the American spirit of innovation.

Nov 23, 2016 05:06 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray another piece of history to learn today... keep those coming.... it's always nice post to read...

Nov 23, 2016 05:15 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Ships like the Monitor changed the face of naval warfare so this is an important achievement.

Nov 23, 2016 05:17 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Quite a successful business he ran and it definitely helps when you get military contracts.

Nov 23, 2016 05:27 AM #4
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

What an important achievement. The ships like the Monitor changed how naval warfare was conducted. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 23, 2016 05:34 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Bet he would like to be here today supplying the Navy.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 23, 2016 05:39 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Horace had an iron clad will to succeed! Enjoy your day!

Nov 23, 2016 05:39 AM #7
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

You got me on this one, have yourself a great day.

Nov 23, 2016 05:56 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - some very historical and famous ships! I am sure he was very proud of that work. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2016 05:56 AM #9
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

You know, James, 1887 doesn't seem all that long ago when you stop to think about it. Or, maybe it's just because we're all getting older and as time passes, we put things more into perspective.

Nov 23, 2016 09:25 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 What with the worship be without its armor? I am always amazed at how much I take away from each one of your blog posts. thank yoJames Dray 

Nov 23, 2016 10:19 AM #11
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

James, I enjoy learning about U. S. History and am thankful for those who held the entrepreneurial spirit back then!

Nov 23, 2016 01:51 PM #12
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, James. That's a pretty awesome story. I love your history lessons. 

Nov 23, 2016 07:07 PM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Thanks for the history lesson,  James Dray.  I absolutely knew nothing about this quite industrious gentleman.   I hope he was happy.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day for you and your family, James. Hope you have time for some nice  R&R.

Nov 23, 2016 08:03 PM #14
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