James M. Porter

John Curran comments:
Great website, and good clear pix. I am looking for any or all information about a yellow paving brick made by "James M. Porter." I am writing from Peekskill, New York the former home of brick collector Raymond Chase. I wonder where he is now, if still among the living?


  1. Hi John,

    I'm sorry to say that Ray has "passed on". I would have liked to have met
    him but by the time I learned of him he had already moved to Oregon (I
    believe it was) and had donated his collection to the Museum of Building in
    Washinton, D.C. where a few of his bricks were on display.

    The James M. Porter Co. was located in Pittsburgh. Jim Graves, in his work -
    "Brick Manufacturers of the United States" indicates that James M. Porter
    was in business in 1903. The 1903 date represents a date that Porter was in
    business, but does not mean they began or ended manufacturing at that time.
    James M. Porter also made red pavers.

  2. Hi John,

    My name is Richard and I was digging in my back yard and came upon 2 red pavers that say James M. Porter. I was looking on the internet to see if they were worth any money and all I could find is this about him. Hopefully you can give me a little information on them and if you are interested write back. Thank you.

    *sorry I don't have a google account so I had to write it as anonymous*

  3. I have a red paver from Mc Kees Rocks that says James M Porter.