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Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Brickyards

 
 
Old Brickyards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
1. Old Brickyards Marker
Inscription. It is believed that the first fired bricks in Utah were made in Cedar City in connection with the attempt of the Deseret Iron Company to manufacture iron in 1852. The blast furnace was located in the vicinity of 400 North 100 East. Fired brick was made near there for use in the lining of the blast furnace and construction of some brick homes and some public buildings.

By the turn of the century, most of the brickmaking operations had moved to the southern outskirts of the city. These were located here, immediately north, northeast, east and southeast of this monument. They supplied the brick for homes, commercial and public buildings for Cedar City and some surrounding areas until well into the 1930s. The Old Administration Building and the Old Main Building of the Southern Utah University campus, several blocks from here, were constructed from brick made in this immediate area. This monument stands on part of one of these brickyards, and includes some of the original brick made here. It is a memorial to the various brick makers including Bryant, Fretwell, Dutton, Rollo, Jackman, Palmer and others unrecorded and those who worked for them.
 
Erected 1990 by Iron County Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 39.815′ N, 113° 
Marker location on S Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
2. Marker location on S Main Street
4.054′ W. Marker is in Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 800 South on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 790 South Main Street, Cedar City UT 84720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ellen (Nellie) Purcell Unthank (approx. mile away); The Founding of Southern Utah University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cedar City Tabernacle (approx. one mile away); Ward Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pioneer Stockman (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar City.
 
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Old Brickyards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
3. Old Brickyards Marker
Marker is duplicated on back side of wall.
Bricks produced at brickyards image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
4. Bricks produced at brickyards
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,543 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 15, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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