Near Grand Ledge in Eaton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Old Boiler Room and Sand House
The structure in front of you was referred to by many of the workers as the old boiler room, being the original boiler room for the factory. Through changes in ownership and updating of equipment this building was turned into a storehouse once the new boiler room was built.
The remains of the building behind the old boiler room was known as the Sand House. Sand, used to keep the bricks from sticking together during the firing process, was held in the main compartment of this building. A small section of this building was divided off to house a more specialized sand used for a brick glazing process. Both sands were shipped in by railway which once ran directly behind this building and along the park entry road. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 42° 46.165′ N, 84° 45.878′ W. Marker is near Grand Ledge, Michigan, in Eaton County. Marker is on unnamed park road, 0.2 miles west of Tallman Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Lincoln Brick Park, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge MI 48837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On (a few steps from this marker); Why Lincoln Bricks Were Better (a few steps from this marker); Bring Bricks Back to Nature (within shouting distance of this marker); Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); What's Buried Down Below? (about 600 feet away); Quarrying and Carrying (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fitzgerald Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grand Ledge Chair Company (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Ledge.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.