John Jr's. son, Edward, continued in his father's entrepreneurial spirit when he opened the Acme Wagon Company in the 1880s. It quickly became one of Pennsylvania's largest companies, selling over 2000 wagons per year. The original factory buildings still stand across the street from The Mansion on North George Street. Edward then used the family's wealth to expand and improve the family homestead. Many of his improvements still exist in the home and add to its unique beauty. They include beautiful stain glass windows, Italianate marble foyer and bathroom, marble fireplaces, and Philippine mahogany paneling and carved wood mouldings in the formal dining room.