Deb HartJuly 10, 2012 10:47 AM

I live in a 1800 century home and found bricks with the stamping "Brecon" I live in Mason OH 45040. Do you have any information about these bricks, value etc? thanks



  1. Hello Deb, The best I can determine is that the BRECON was probably made in Ohio ... and likely in Brecon, Ohio.

    Jim Graves, in his work Brick Manufacturers of the United States, indicates that there were four manufacturers in that location. I'll list them for you, along with dates that they were known to be in business. Perhaps, in comparing the manufacturers and their years of operation, you can approximate as to which manufacturer may have made your brick.

    C. Biehl 1892
    A. F. Bosche 1885
    George W. Bruns 1892-1907
    Heidecker Brick Co. 1911-1930

    The BRECON s I have encountered, featured raised letters, all set into a rectangular recess / indentation in one of the large surfaces. This is an ID feature frequently found in brick made from about 1895 on, in New York, and that may go for Ohio, as well. These BRECON s also appeared to have been in the hands of Ohio residents.
    An article in a Nov. 1902 edition of a brick industry publication, called the Clay worker, indicated that George Bruns's factory suffered fire damage that year.

    In what way were these brick used in your home? ... new chimney for new heating system? ... stacked loose awaiting good use? It may be quite likely that your brick arrived after your home was originally built.

    Thanks for visiting. Fred

  2. Hi, I do not know if your Brecon brick production company was found or not but I have one and the company was located on Kemper road just east of School road close to the Brecon church.