Rather, these are our "best guesses" from perusing city directories, conducting comparative analysis, going on field trips with brick "gurus" Fred Rieck and Andy Van Der Poel and researching material in publications and on the Internet. Andy has a much larger Hudson River collection than I and has wonderfully researched and documented each brick. The last brickyard to close was a flower pot company which didn't last too long.
SEE SOME OF ANDY'S COLLECTION & DOWNLOAD HIS COMPLETE LIST HERE. The electric shovel arm is still visible in an old clay pit on Route 72.
Sometime the snow was up to my butt, but I was young!
The large Allison homestead, built in 1821, is now occupied by Mr. So is the name Brewster perpetuated; and the name Tomkins, likewise, in Tomkins Cove. Allison was one of the outstanding men of his time in county and town.
Allison owned a brickyard in Haverstraw and produced 9,000,000 brick with 6 machines, employing 80 men. Largest of these was Stony Point, which lies close to the southern boundary of the town. Perhaps the oldest house in this village, known for many decades as the Alexander Waldron place, is owned and occupied by Mr. About 1850, twenty years before the place then known as Florus Falls became the village of Stony Point, one Theodore Smith caused his farm to be surveyed in village lots and blocks, and called it the village of Brewsterville, after his wife's family name.
When the brickyard closed for the winter, my cousin offered me a job.
I went to Berlin (east of Troy) and hauled logs out of the woods for $1 a cord.
John Carbo didn't make enough money for electricity for the electric shovel so it was never used and abandoned. I grew up on a farm with cows, horses, pigs, chickens and a few ducks and went to school in a one-room schoolhouse until the fifth grade.
Clay has made a long way in the town of Berlin, but it had to end sometime, but overall it was very successful. On August 26, 1926, I left from Windsor Station in Montreal to come to the United States.
When I returned, I went to work at what was know as the “poor house” (National Automotive Fibers) in Waterford; we tore apart old mattresses to make some type of insulation for automobiles. In order to survive, a friend and I went to Massachusetts and found jobs in a lumber camp, chopping wood to make railroad ties.
By now, it was the Depression, so I spent the next few years doing some work at the brickyard and chopping wood in the winter.
He was prominent as a manufacturer and still more so as a selling agent in New York City where he had offices in the Times Square Building. After finishing his college course he entered the employ of the Atlas Brick Co, of Hudson, N Y, of which his father was an officer, and later was appointed paymaster. He was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church of Haverstraw." The Bartlett Brothers are Fred W. Berlin was known throughout the northeast for brick making.
He became one of the leading figures in the brick industry, was president of the Thomas Aldridge Brick and Land Company and also served as vice-president of the Greater New York Brick Company. He was a member of the University Glee Club, and of the Class Day committee at graduation. Because the clay in Berlin was so perfect for brick making, the business continued for a little over 120 years.
He worked with his father at the Dutchess Junction brickyard and when his father moved to Chelsea, Aaron took over. Putnam's Sons, New York & London, 1908: "Among the sloops of Fishkill on Newburgh bay were the Commodore Jones, and the New Jersey, which were owned by the late Thomas Aldridge, who had extensive brickyards at Dutchess Junction." From Fred Rieck: In a 1929 Poughkeepsie city directory, George H. The factory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of Westchester County’s most significant industrial buildings. Read more on Rob's wonderful website HUDSON VALLEY RUINS In conjunction with our sister-site Hudson River we have completed a new webpage: A BRIEF HISTORY of ROSETON and DANSKAMMER POINT, NY Here you will find a compilation of our research on the brickyards in this area (ROSE, JOVA and ARROW). He was a member of the class of 1908 during Freshman year, but joined 1909 at the beginning of Sophomore year. listed in the Hudson City Directory from 1897 to about 1909. Dunham established the first brickyard in Berlin, CT.