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Veedersburg in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Veedersburg

 
 
Veedersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Veda R. Clark, October 11, 2010
1. Veedersburg Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.
Welcome To
Veedersburg
Home of Brick Yard that
manufactured the bricks
that built the
Indianapolis 500 Mile Track
in 1909

 
Erected 2010 by Veedersburg Redevelopment Commission.
 
Location. 40° 6.796′ N, 87° 14.854′ W. Marker is in Veedersburg, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street and Sugar Street, on the right when traveling west on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veedersburg IN 47987, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nineteenth Century Functional Commercial Building (approx. mile away); Veedersburg - VanBuren Township War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lee and Mike Ramsey (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veedersburg Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Booe - Inlow - d'Arlier Cultural Center (approx. 0.8 miles away); Curfew Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Veedersburg (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veedersburg.
 
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Obverse Side - - Veedersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Veda R. Clark, October 11, 2010
2. Obverse Side - - Veedersburg Marker
another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Video - - "Brickyard to Brickyard" 2012 :: (Courtesy: FCMustangTelevision). (Submitted on May 7, 2012.)
 
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Looking East - - Veedersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Veda R. Clark, October 11, 2010
3. Looking East - - Veedersburg Marker
Looking West - - Veedersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Veda R. Clark, October 11, 2010
4. Looking West - - Veedersburg Marker
Looking North - - Veedersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Veda R. Clark, October 11, 2010
5. Looking North - - Veedersburg Marker
Wabash Clay Co. — Brick Kilns — Veedersburg Paver Bricks image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, circa 1900
6. Wabash Clay Co. — Brick Kilns — Veedersburg Paver Bricks
The town of Veedersburg is inter-woven with its paver bricks, railroads. This is the South brick yard, another one existed on the West edge of Veedersburg. Bricks from Veedersburg built many places including the Indianapolis 500 mile track, the Chicago "Loop", and many other streets throughout the U.S.. Some names stamped on the bricks are: Wabash Clay, Poston, Culver, and Veedersburg(h).
Carl G. Fisher 1909 image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
7. Carl G. Fisher 1909
One of the owners in 1909 of the Indianapolis 500 Race Track -and- one of the buyers of the Bricks at Veedersburg. (See the following contract.)
Page One - - Contract :: Bricks for the Indy 500 Track image. Click for full size.
Veedersburg Historical
8. Page One - - Contract :: Bricks for the Indy 500 Track
(Click photo to see details) In 1909 the Veedersburg, Indiana brick yard was known as the "Wabash Clay Company" producing the "Culver" paving bricks (which was then called "blocks"). Carl Fisher, President of the "Indianapolis Motor Speedway" visited the Veedersburg brick yard plant on September 12, 1909. (Continued in next photo)
Page Two - - Contract :: Bricks for the Indy 500 Track image. Click for full size.
Veedersburg Historical
9. Page Two - - Contract :: Bricks for the Indy 500 Track
(Click photo to see details.) This proposal was made dated September 14, 1909 by the "Wabash Clay Company" to supply exclusively all the "Speedway Bricks" based on special terms (advertising). The proposal was accepted and dated September 16, 1909 by Carl Fisher, President and James Allison Sec/Treas. - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Inc.. The rest is history.....
The "West Brick Yard" image. Click for full size.
Veedersburg Historical
10. The "West Brick Yard"
This facility made a number of items. [Located next to the current location of Second Street (a.k.a. U.S. 136).] With the railroad location next to the West Brick Yard while in operation, product distribution was not a problem.
"West Brick Yard" - - 'Veedersburg Clay Products Corp.' image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, December 17, 2010
11. "West Brick Yard" - - 'Veedersburg Clay Products Corp.'
A number of clay type products including bricks were made by this "West Brick Yard". It was owned and operated under a number of names. The "West Brick Yard" (as it is locally called) sat on the West Edge of Veedersburg along Second Street (a.k.a.: U.S. 136).
This 'Oct. 1924' map is photographed in a large "Sanborn Map Company" book which shows that the maps were last 'up-dated' in 'January 1950'. As per this map photo, there were ten (10) drying kilns existing.
"South Brick Yard" - - "Made the Paver ('Blocks') Bricks" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, December 17, 2010
12. "South Brick Yard" - - "Made the Paver ('Blocks') Bricks"
Bricks and "Paver Bricks ("Blocks" as they were called then)" were the prime items made at this "South Brick Yard". It too was owned and operated under a number of names. The "South Brick Yard" (as it is locally called) sat on the South Edge of Veedersburg along Mill Street as it leads into the rural area. This 'Oct. 1924' map is photographed in a large "Sanborn Map Company" book showing that the maps were last 'up-dated' in 'January 1950'. As per this map there were twenty nine (29) drying kilns existing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on May 29, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   10. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   11, 12. submitted on December 17, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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