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Near Grand Ledge in Eaton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Old Boiler Room and Sand House

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
1. The Old Boiler Room and Sand House Marker
Inscription.
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.)
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in Lincoln Brick Park, about 2 miles from downtown Grand Ledge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge MI 48837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On (a few steps from this
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By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
2. The Old Boiler Room and Sand House and Marker
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); Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald Home (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Ledge.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
3. The Old Boiler Room and Sand House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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