Johnsonburg Vitrified Brickworks, Shawmut Paving Brickworks

setaynala@hotmail.com said...


I have been researching my family history, and have found that my great-great grandfather patented the downdraft kiln, and was president of the Johnsonburg Vitrified Brickworks in Johnsonburg, PA, and then The Shawmut Paving Brickworks in Shawmut, PA. I was hoping someone here might have some history of either brickworks, and would also like to obtain a Shawmut brick, if any are available.

8 comments:

  1. I am going there in the next few months and was meaning to take a walk down to the old brickyard there because my grandfather's dad was Sydney Yates son of Alfred Yates. I too was looking to get a brick...if I happen to find any I would be glad to send you one :-)

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  2. I never found any bricks work which I done before. But I am glad to read the works of setaynala. I am also sure that If Anything happen with me then I will also show out them at this place as soon as.

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  3. I live right down the street from the old brick works and remember the pillars in the old cow pasture. I've seen many pictures but that's about it.

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  4. I was there today! There are many bricks produced bt Elk Fire Brick in St. Mary's, PA that were part of the kilns. I'm still looking for a "Shawmut" setaynala@hotmail.com

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  5. I live next door to the brick plant and i take a walk around the old plant every night.

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  6. found an old brick with the words "JOHNSONBURG P.A." about 8"x3 1/4"x3 1/2" , in my backyard in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada- would it have been made there ? reply to: iful_2001@yahoo.ca if you have any info please

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  7. I just found a brick today in my cousins yard in Green Ridge in Scranton PA. They are digging to put in a pool and I found a brick about 4 feet under ground level.

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  8. I found a Johnsonburg Pa brick today in a stream in Altoona Pa. The stream has a bunch of bricks- actually 2 streams do here. They are from all over- one was Altoona and another was Johnstown in addition to the Johnsonburg.

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