Near Grand Ledge in Eaton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On
Although currently only a partial wall of this 300 foot kiln remains, this brick factory has withstood over a century of brick production through five separate owners, a fire which spread throughout the plant in 1927, the depression era of the '30's and a temporary shut down during WWII.
The factory produced hundreds of thousands of bricks which have been distributed throughout Michigan and parts of the midwest. Structures built with these bricks still remain standing today. Examples are found in Grand Ledge, on the MSU campus and in some of the Oldsmobile factory buildings. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 42° 46.159′ N, 84° 45.888′ 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, about 2 miles from downtown Grand Ledge. 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. Why Lincoln Bricks Were Better (a few steps The Old Boiler Room and Sand House (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 (about 800 feet 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 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.