Haverstraw in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by U.S. Bicentennial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
Location. 41° 11.449′ N, 73° 57.605′ W. Marker is in Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on West Street south of Doctor Girling Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, on the east side of West Street, just south of the Haverstraw Ferry Landing entrance on Doctor Girling Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Haverstraw NY 10927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); African Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Haverstraw World War I Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); De Harte Patent (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya (approx. 0.9 miles away); Treason SiteAndre The Spy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Snedekers Landing (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haverstraw.
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1. The Brickmaking Capital of the World. Starting in 1771 the area along the river was used for brick making by Jacob Van Dyke from Holland. He made bricks by hand which were used for fireplaces and chimneys. In 1815 James Wood, an Englishman, came to Haverstraw and established his first brickyard. The industry grew quickly. In about 1850, James Eckerson constructed one of the largest brick plants along the Hudson River in Haverstraw. (Submitted on August 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. 1815 – A Revolution in Brick Making. James Wood, the father of the brick industry in New York, arrives in Haverstraw and starts a brickyard near the Harbors. His method of mixing "culm" – fine coal dust – reduces the burning time of a brick in a kiln, from 14 days to seven. (Submitted on August 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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