Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Bunker Hill Brick Plant


Pictured: The Bunker Hill Brick Plant

    The Bunker Hill Brick Plant stood on the ground on the south side of Alton Street adjoining Meehans Plaza and possible, some on the north side.  When the property was bought in 1987, There was still part of the old kiln in the basement.

  There is a brick in the basement wall with the date May 26, 1899 and the name John Herbst scratched into it.  A brick in the old carriage house is marked "built in 1910".  The patio is made out of six-inch square blocks, one having the date August 19, 1889.  There are several bricks with the Star of David imprinted on them.  One brick in the sidewalk has the initials J.H.

    The carriage house had room for the buggy on one side and the other side was a place for the horse.  These displayed bricks are all from the old Herbst Brick Factory location.   --Compliments of Charlotte Thyer

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--Cite this story: The Bunker Hill IL Historical Society. "A Look Back in Bunker Hill History." Bunker Hill Gazette-News, August 16, 2012. 



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