Hi Kelly, According to Jim Graves , in his work Brick Manufacturers of the United States, Coffeyville V.B. & T. Co. was in business in the time period of 1894 - 1930.Thanks for visiting, Fred
I ran across a few of these down on the waterway in Galveston, TX. Kinda funny, since most everything else in Texas has Thurber bricks.
The front sidewalk of the Santa Fe Depot in Temple, Tx, has some, too.
You can see some of these in part of the parking lot behind El Arroyo on W 5th in Austin, Texas.
Found one in Livermore, Ca. very smooth.
I have one given to me from an older gentleman that said he got a truck load given to him by the construction workers who were removing them from Heights Blvd in Houston, Texas so they could replace it with concrete.
Any idea what year they were removed from Heights Blvd. I just bought 500 of them from an old house in Houston and they look like they had come from a road because there is asphalt on some of the bricks.
We have found one brick with "VB& T Co" on it on our farm in the Limpopo Province in South Africa. Were there such a company in SA?
I had one given to me today that was found in a dump in Southwest Missouri area. Very cool!
I have being a brick mason for forty years and I love the history of each brick. When I tell the homeowner the story of the brick in his house I always see a big smile of amazement and a new look towards his house,particulary in the Houston Heights ( a historical area in Houston Texas)
Max Coffey, I found six in a auction lot and saved them because of my name.
These bricks are incorporated into the entrance of the Chandor Garden in Weatherford Texas.
Restoring a Santa Fe Railroad Station.Would love to acquire those brinks if you still have firstname.lastname@example.org
they were used in and around our underpass and the sidewalks of our Santa Fe train depot. We have recycled and use them in sidewalks around our tourist area