The Hawkes Building

(1882), 73-79 W. Market Street

Architectural Style: Eastlake with Italianate Modifications

Some of the world's finest cut crystal was created right here in the Hawkes building. As T.G. Hawkes became more successful, the building was updated to include glazed terra cotta adornments. Although the company went out of business in 1976, the original sign painted on the building has been preserved as a lasting tribute to the company and to this important era in Corning's history. The building is now home to Vitrix Hot Glass Studio, which invites you to step inside and watch their master glassblowers at work.