Clinton County Historical Association presents: The History of the Lozier Family and Company in Plattsburgh By Richard Soper July 19 – 6:30 pm Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh
Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) Tuesday July 19th at the Lake Forest Senior Living Community, at 6:30 pm for The History of the Lozier Family and Company in Plattsburgh by Richard Soper.
The program will focus on the history of the Lozier family and the Lozier Motor Company in
Plattsburgh and is free and open to the public.
Henry Abrahm Lozier was an Indiana-born sewing machine and bicycle manufacturer. After selling his bicycle business, Lozier moved to Plattsburgh in 1900 to manufacture boats and marine engines. In 1905 Henry Abrahm Lozier Jr. started manufacturing the Lozier automobiles.
Loziers were top line luxury cars and for a time were the most expensive cars produced in the United States. The 1910 model featured cars priced between $4,600 and $7,750. That same year, a Cadillac could be bought for about $1,600 and a Packard for about $3,200. A pre-assembly line Ford Model T of the same year retailed at approximately $850 and the average annual salary in America was approximately $750.
Mr. Soper was born in Plattsburgh and served in the US Air Force, stationed in Germany, in the field of Communication. His vast experiences in the area of transportation included work at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut where he built jet aircraft engines. He also worked at Bombardier Transportation building passenger rail cars. From 2006 to 2018 he worked at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum as Director of Exhibits. He currently is on the CCHA Board of Trustees.