SHAWMUT PA

Kathryn from NYC writes:
Hello, I live in Staten Island, NY in a Victorian home built in 1893. The garden in front of our home is outfit with bricks, the ones that have a name written on it say CATSKILL; however, there's this one brick that says SHAWMUT PA. This is the only brick in the garden we could find with that name. I tried to google about the brick and found Shawmut, PA is now St. Mary's. I'm not sure where to look to find out info on the possible manufacturer or how old the brick itself might be. Any info you could share or point me in a direction to do more research would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  1. Jim Graves, in his work Brick Manufacturers of the United States, indicates that the Shawmut was made by the Shawmut Clay Manufacturing Co. Of Shawmut, PA. He further indicates the firm had a location in St Marys as well. My Rand McNally road atlas indicate that only about 15 - 20 miles seperarate St Marys and Shawmut.
    Th Catskill paver was made by the Eastern Paving Brick Co of Catskill, NY.
    You may wish to check out an earlier blog entry on Catskill for more details. - Fred

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  2. We just built a house in Fairport, NY. While digging for new landscaping found MANY bricks stamped Shawmut, PA. As I dig them up, I'm saving them. Had stacked 50 on the building site before we moved in but someone took them. Still have a dozen. Didn't know people collect different types of old bricks..interesting hobby.

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  3. My great-great grandfather Alfred Yates was the general manager of the Shawmut Paving Brick Co. I was there today. Several of the stacks for the kilns are still standing and there are remnants of the kilns themselves. I am still looking for a Shawmut brick. setaynala@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi we have just found a letter from your great great grandfather Alfred Yates on shawmut letter headed paper from June 24/16.We don't know which side of my wife's family its from but we are going through her late mothers paperwork at the moment will keep you posted.Paul Hulbert paulhulbert@msn. com

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    2. I have brick

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  4. I have a brick that has SHAWMUT PA on it! I noticed it seemed a little heavier and was slightly larger than the standard bricks!

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  5. I work for a local newspaper in Geneseo NY and we have a Shawmut PA brick we found out on Main Street near the town fountain, we are looking for more information on these bricks.
    newsroom@geneseesun.com

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  6. My husbands grandfather owned Merrith brick in Emerickville, PA back in the 1920's. His name was Guy Shuckers. I've been trying to find some bricks. demotte@windstream.net my email. I made a mistake it was not Shawmut.

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