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[Brick Plant]

Description: Copy negative of a brick plant of New Birmingham. A tramway is visible, leading from the pit to the plant. This was used by cars to carry clay to the plant. Mules line up at the tramway. A brick drying shed is in the upper left of the photo.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

Expensive Homes on Leggett Drive

Description: Photograph of what appears to be a split level brick house on Leggett Drive. There are different types of shrubs around the house and a few different trees in the yard.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Building of Westwood Theater

Description: Photograph of the construction of the Westwood Theater located on North 1st Street. There are tall columns and brick walls around the foundation of the theater. Cement blocks and piles of wood can be seen in the foreground. Two men can be seen working in the background on the right.
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Brick Plant at New Birmingham]

Description: Copy negative of a brick production plant of New Birmingham. There are bricks on the floor, and hand-pushed cars on the left line up to take bricks to the kiln.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

[Brick Plant at New Birmingham]

Description: Copy negative of a brick plant of New Birmingham. Kilns for curing bricks were produced inside the plant.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

Lone Star Cement Workers at Cooper High

Description: Photograph of Lone Star Cement workers at the construction site of Cooper High School in Abilene. The men are laying bricks for the outside wall of the building.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Building Rubble after Explosion

Description: Copy negative of a building that remains in rubble after an explosion. The brick wall has been blown through leaving a large pile of bricks. The ceiling is falling down in one area and wall panels have been moved out of place.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Building Rubble after Explosion

Description: Copy negative of a building that remains in rubble after an explosion. The roof has collapsed and the brick wall has been blown through. Piles of cinder blocks and other materials lie on top of each other.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Building Rubble after Explosion

Description: Copy negative of a building that remains in rubble after an explosion. A truck is in a garage and the brick wall next to it has been blown through by the explosion. Sunlight is pouring into the image. Planks of wood have fallen on the truck.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Building Rubble after Explosion

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of an explosion near railroad tracks. At the left of the image is the damaged building. It has a collapsed roof and piles of debris. Next to the building is a set of railroad tracks with train cars on it. Piles of material lie between the two tracks and groups of people have gathered to view the rubble. There are buildings in the background and an unknown factory.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

R.A. Long Building, Kansas City, Mo.

Description: Color postcard advertising for the Hydraulic-Press Brick Co. of Kansas City, Missouri. The picture on the card is one of their buildings, the R.A. Long Building in Kansas City. It is 15 stories tall with columns at the front entrance. There is no correspondence on the card.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Bryan Hammer Building

Description: Color postcard picturing the Bryan Hammer Building in Omaha, Nebraska. It is an eight-story building made of brick. The postcard is an advertisement for the Omaha Hydraulic-Press Brick Co. It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Omaha, Neb. on Sept 29, 1907.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Men With Bricks]

Description: Thirty-one men in shirtsleeves, some with straw hats, some in fedoras, all in white shirts, most with ties, each proudly hold up a three-holed brick in front of an undistinguished-looking building that is flanked by a live-oak tree. A van with an obscure legend (perhaps a laundry)stands behind them. The occasion that prompted this photograph remains obscure.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Postcard from Fred to Mrs. Gus Jentsch, July 21, 1915]

Description: Postcard from Fred to his sister Mrs. Gus Jentsch. The correspondence is written in German. On the front is a photograph of a brick building on a corner of a street. The building is two floors and houses the Little Red Onion Cafe and the Sanitex Clothes Shop. The clothes shop has a few stairs leading up to its door. Part of the shops can be seen through the front windows. The sidewalk in front of the stores is lined with trees.
Date: July 21, 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[The Brick Factory]

Description: The abundant clay in and around Palo Pinto County was recognized around the turn of the 20th century as a source of raw material for brick manufacturing. Rejected fine coal from the area's coal mines furnished heat to fire the clay and bake it into brick. This brick factory in far western Parker County, near the Rock Creek coal mine, was a major industry in Mineral Wells. The factory was first opened on January 21 of 1921. The factory is in full operation in this photograph, with train cars on the tracks and bricks stacked along the rail area awaiting shipment. Area-made bricks were used to build the seawall at Galveston after the disastrous hurricane of 1900, to pave both the highway from Mineral Wells to Ft. Worth as well as many of the streets in in that city, and to pave Congress Avenue in Austin.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Brick Plant]

Description: Photograph of a brick plant on Highway 60 in Deaf Smith County, TX. Telephone poles are visible on the side of the road.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Deaf Smith County Library

[Bricks in front of the construction of Pearce Jr. High School]

Description: Pearce Jr. High School under construction. Most of the building is already complete. There is a large pile of bricks in front of the building. There is also a man and a truck to the right of the photo.
Date: December 26, 1961
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Side View of a Building Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of the a side street view of a building being constructed. The front of the building, which is facing the left-hand side of the image, is covered in construction rafters. The side of the building, which is facing the front of the image, is made of brick and is lined with half-round windows. The wide dirt street in front of the building extends from the foreground to the left-hand side of the image. Large palm trees are visible in the far background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito, Construction of new Presb. Church 1952"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of a Brick Church Building]

Description: Photograph of the front entrance of a brick church building. The entrance consists of an open archway with two lamps on either side of it and four windows. There are three steps leading up to the entrance. The top edge of the wall forms tapered steps up to the small belfry tower, which has a pointed roof and a small bell that is visible through the arched windows. The side of the church extends to the background of the image on the right-hand side of the image. There is a bent tree in the foreground that frames the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Mexican New Church 1952".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Bricks with Engraved Names]

Description: Photograph of a road made of red bricks with the names of military veterans engraved into them.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Rear of a Brick Building]

Description: Photograph of a clear area behind a brick building in San Augustine, Texas. Red bricks are spread around the area.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Stone Blocks Outside Building]

Description: Photograph of a pile of white stone blocks on wooden platforms in front of the Floor Expressions store in Weatherford, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Close-Up of Bricks]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of bricks in the wall of a building in Clarksville, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Close-Up of Blocks]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of bricks in a wall on a building in Clarksville, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell