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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bricks & Clay Products

 

—Heritage Park —

 
Bricks & Clay Products Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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 and West 7th Street. Touch for map. Located within Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Front Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Stith Pemberton (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. W. L. Salisbury (about 400 feet
Marker in front of relocated & restored kiln. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. Marker in front of relocated & restored kiln.
away, measured in a direct line); 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); Walker – Peters – Langdon House (about 400 feet away); Pemberton Cottage (about 600 feet away); Educational Institutions (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.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
View of kiln & marker in Heritage Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
3. View of kiln & marker in Heritage Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 354 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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