Frank and Jane Clement Brick Museum - Table of Contents

Frank and Jane Clement Brick Museum
6291 Mile Strip Road, Orchard Park, NY

Visitors: Free viewing by appointment only
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United States Brick Companies
Native American
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan

Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio: Akron
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina

South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

Virginia
Washington
Washington D. C.
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Most bricks have been shellacked and color-highlighted

Native American


Native American bricks


Native American bricks and terra cotta


Georgia: Macon - Cherokee Brick & Tile Co.


Georgia: Macon - Cherokee Brick & Tile Co.
Logo: WEW deliver a trainload a day


Georgia: Macon - Cherokee Brick & Tile Co.

Connecticut


Connecticut


Connecticut: Middletown  ...  Made by Kane Brick Co. for workers at the Arms Company  ...  Very rare

Florida


Florida


Florida: Pensacola  ...  Bonifay: Slave-made 1790


Florida

Georgia


Georgia

Illinois


Illinois: Anderson
Mostly 1880s


Illinois: 1893 World's Fair, the Columbian Exposition
Many of the personnel who created this exposition were hired by Buffalo for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.


Illinois: 1893 World's Fair, the Columbian Exposition


Illinois: Taylorville: leaves


Illinois: Chicago: Tiffany
Since letter"N" is reversed in the left brick, probably made for Tiffany
Glazed white on exterior



Illinois


Illinois  ... Shawmut Line, Pennsylvania Railroad


Illinois


Illinois



Indiana


Indiana: Flora. Wildcat Creek Brick Co.
Upper left: Snow anchor in the shape of a bird.
The 2 star bricks are made from the star anchor in upper right.



Indiana



Indiana



Iowa


Iowa: Puritan Brick Co.,  (near Des Moines)
Mold (top) and brick (below)
Notice reverse letters in the mold


Kansas


Kansas/California: US Leavenworth and San Quentin State Prisons convict-made bricks


Kansas: Seneca Brick Co.
Upper brick: Seneca Co.-made brick for Buffalo, Kansas (new brick)
Lower brick: Clay cracked before it was kiln-baked



Kansas: sunflowers


Kansas


Maine


Maine: Portland:  Stone Ware Co. collection




Massachusetts


Massachusetts: Russell



Massachusetts



Massachusetts



Michigan


Michigan building bricks


Michigan building bricks


Missouri

Missouri: Deepwater Clay Co.: 2 bricks, including the only known Mark Twain fireplace brick



Missouri:  The only known Mark Twain fireplace brick - perhaps the most prized brick in the Clement collection.



Missouri: St. Louis: Parker & Russell Mine & Manufacturing Co.



Missouri



Missouri ...  Other side of bricks illustrated below:


Missouri



Missouri



Nebraska


Nebraska


New Jersey


New Jersey: Blue Ridge Brick Co.
Top: Brick from the Newark Prudential Building
Middle: Newark Prudential Building pavement marker
Bottom: Salesman's sample


New Jersey: Sayre & Fisher, Sayerville

Identical brick used in the Darwin Martin House.
This brick Found at Gannon University, Erie Pennsylvania.
Red coloring added for emphasis.


New Jersey: Sayre & Fisher, Sayerville  - a close up view


New Jersey: Woodbridge


New Jersey(?)

C. 1900 George Washington brick found on the Delaware River.




New York
 
New York: Alfred: Celadon Terra Cotta Co. (history online July 2014)



New York: Corning


New York: Elmira: J.P.W. & Son


New York: Hornellsville
Town no longer exists
Rare bricks


New York: Horseheads, Consolidated Brick Co.
Playing cards detail below:


New York: Horseheads: Consolidated Brick Co.


New York: Hudson River Valley
Earliest bricks of the Hudson River area.
C. 1860 when bricks were first marked


New York: Hudson River Region


New York: LaSalle
C. 1870
Company was in business for 10 years.
Bricks found in Niagara Falls in the New York Central Hotel privy.


New York: Staten Island companies


New York: Utica


New York: Wilson
Hand forged nails
Frog: primitive hand made with heel of hand


New York City / Hudson Valley / New Jersey industrial fire bricks


New York City / Hudson Valley / New Jersey industrial fire bricks


New York



New York: Albany



New York: Utica


North Carolina


North Carolina: Ashville: Guastavino  bricks from his estate in Ashville.



North Carolina: Ashville: Guastavino  bricks from his estate in Ashville ... Leftover bricks.
Bottom brick detailed below:


North Carolina: Ashville:  Guastavino  bricks found on his estate in Ashville.



North Carolina


North Dakota


North Dakota
C. 1890 Rapid City, Dakota Territory collection.
Rare bricks.
"Hebron" is a North Dakota town.



Ohio


Ohio: Akron: Heart Brick Co.



Ohio: Charles Taylor and Sons Refractories.

Charles Taylor immigrated from England  in 1850 and began working in the Bromley Pottery in Cincinnati. He eventually married Bromley's daughter. In the late 1850s he found flint fireclay in Kentucky, and in 1859 made the first firebricks in the region in an old brewery in Ashland, KY.  These bricks proved of good quality, and about 1862 he began a brick works in Cincinnati that would exist for over 100 years. 

The high grade fireclays were about 90 miles upriver from Cincinnati and were barged downriver. The clays were found in the hills bordering the Tygart River. Locals referred to this river as the "Tiger" River. It is believed that this is the origin of the TIGER brands.

Taylor also had a plant in Anniston, AL and one in New Cumberland, WV, but these were shortlived. In 1902 or thereabouts they purchased the Tygart River Firebrick Company at South Shore, KY. It is likely that the TIGER brand was already being used before this time. The Taylor's (sic?) sold the company to National lead following WWII.



Ohio



Ohio



Ohio



Ohio



Ohio



Ohio



Oklahoma


Oklahoma  collection - #1
"Durnant" bricks are rare.
The "Pawhuska" bricks are sidewalk bricks.
"Weleetka"is an Indian name.


Oklahoma  collection - #2
Top right is a sidewalk brick.
Three bricks at left are all McAlester and McAlister Co. bricks. Note the two different spellings.
The "Pawhuska"bricks, at right, are sidewalk bricks.


Oregon

Oregon: E. J. Jeffrey Co.
Note two different spellings. Company started in 1867.



Oregon



Oregon


Oregon


Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania: Chestnut Ridge White Brick Co., Chestnut Ridge, PA

Brick used in the interior of the Larkin Administration Building
Found in Smoke's Creek near Milestrip Road
See photo and information


Pennsylvania: Glen-Gery Co.







Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania



Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania



Bufalo Man" Native American remedy, Corry, Pennsylvania






"Hiawatha," Corry, Pennsylvania


"Hiawatha," Corry, Pennsylvania


"Hiawatha," Corry, Pennsylvania


"Hiawatha," Corry, Pennsylvania  ... Note: label misspelled



Pennsylvania  ...  "Gettysburg 1868" purchased  at the President Dwight D. Eisenhauer Farm

Rhode Island


Rhode Island



Rhode Island

South Carolina


South Carolina


South Dakota




South Dakota
Tennessee



Tennessee



Texas

Texas: Austin: leaves


Texas: Gray Rock.
C. 1850


Texas: Houston


Texas: Sugar Land Prison.  Convict-made brick.



Texas



Texas



Texas


Utah





Virginia




Virginia


Virginia: Chilhowie Paving & Sidewalk Co.
Note misspelled upper right brick


Virginia: Malvern Hill Civil War Commemorative brick


Wisconsin: Green Bay Brick Co.

Washington


Washington


Washington

Washington D. C.



Washington D. C.

West Virginia


West Virginia



West Virginia


Wisconsin


Wisconsin: C. 1840 Green Bay, Wisconsin, Brick Co. building bricks.
Top brick depicts polo stick ... 1 of 3 known Bicycle bricks ...  2 band leader depictions ...  Bottom left brick: Wisconsin, Brick,  Union symbol, Tile Co. ... Bottom center and right: facing women with parasol


Wisconsin: Green Bay Brick Co.



Wisconsin



Wisconsin





Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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