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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

George Black House and Brickyard

 
 
George Black House and Brickyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
1. George Black House and Brickyard Marker
Inscription.  This was the home and brickyard of the nationally-known brickmaker George H. Black from 1934 until his death in 1980 at the age of 101. Black, the son of former slaves, came Winston-Salem as a child. He worked for the Hedgecock and Hime Brickyard, which gave him a mud mill to use as firewood. Instead, he used it to start his own brickyard and established a reuptation for making traditional handmade bricks of quality and durability. Black made bricks for use in Winston-Salem's finest houses, in churches, businesses, and restorations in Old Salem and Colonial Williamsburg. A sought-after brickmaker across the state and Southeast, black was nationally and internationally recognized for his craft. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
 
Erected 2007 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 36° 6.829′ N, 80° 13.043′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County
George Black House and Brickyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
2. George Black House and Brickyard Marker
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. Marker is on Dellabrook Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27105, 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. Fourteenth Street School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fourteenth Street Elementary School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lowman Pauling & The "5" Royales (approx. 0.4 miles away); (Former) Atkins High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reynoldstown Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); Winston-Salem Chapter of the Black Panther Party (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Memorial statue
 
Also see . . .
1. Photo of Black. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. Legacy of Sweat and Brick. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
3. NC Resolution honoring Black. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
George Black House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
3. George Black House and Marker
George Black House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
4. George Black House
George Black House and Brickyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Franklin Terry, May 2011
5. George Black House and Brickyard Marker
Original bricks made by George Black
George Black House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
6. George Black House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,648 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   5. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Evelyn Terry of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   6. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022