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Bricks & Clay Products

— Heritage Park —

 
 
Bricks & Clay Products Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
1. Bricks & Clay Products Marker
Inscription.  For millions of years, the Chattahoochee River flooded its banks, dropped its silt, and created vast deposits of clay. Because of this accumulation of clay, brick making began south of Phenix City at least as early as 1940. The Bickerstaff family started producing clay products in 1885. Much of the brick architecture so prominently displayed within the Chattahoochee Valley can be attributed to bricks made at the Bickerstaff plants. This kiln was built at one of the Bickerstaff plants. It was donated by Boral Bricks, Inc., and relocated and restored by the families of Frank Jeter Bickerstaff, Jr. and Richard Howard Bickerstaff.
 
Erected by the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc., Uptown Columbus, Inc., and the City of Columbus.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 32° 27.567′ N, 84° 59.664′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Front Avenue
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and West 7th Street. Located within Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Front Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. W. L. Salisbury (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Origin of Memorial Day (about 400 feet away); Woodruff Farm House and Log Cabin (about 400 feet away); Dr. Pemberton’s Country Home (about 400 feet away); 700 Broadway (about 400 feet away); Sarah Turner Butler Heritage Corner (about 400 feet away); Walker – Peters – Langdon House (about 400 feet away); Pemberton Cottage (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Southern View Magazine article on the Bickertaffs. (Submitted on February 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker in front of relocated & restored kiln. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. Marker in front of relocated & restored kiln.
View of kiln & marker in Heritage Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
3. View of kiln & marker in Heritage Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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