My Brick List

This is my brick collection to date.  For most I have just one sample.  For some I have quite a few.  If you want to trade let me know. Each of the bricks and blocks listed below is a featured entry on my blog. I have over 100 different styles of blocks and bricks from Ohio.

Ohio Bricks, Blocks and Pavers

Aetna – A

Athena – Salt Glazed Nelsonville Ohio

Athens O (hio) (brick)

Athens Block

Athens Block (with 4 small lugs)

Athens County Block (Diamonds)


Belden Canton Ohio (side stamp)

Bessemer Block Youngstown, O(hio)

Big 4 Block

Bolen’s BG SO ZO

Bolen Zanesville

Buckeye Block Roseville, O

Carlyle Sciotoville Block

Carlyle Sciotoville Block (with 4 Square Lugs)

Carlyle Sciotoville Block (with 4 Round Lugs)

Camp (Brick – Mogadore, OH)

Claycraft (Brick – Columbus)

Claycraft Made in USA (sidestamp)

Coshocton Block

East Clayton

Evans (with a star)

_ _ _ rris (in script) Brick (in text): Ferris Brick?

Finzer Brothers Sugarcreek (side stamp)

Fultonham Steel Paver

Galena (Brick)

Glouster, O

Hallwood Block Pat.

Harris Zanesville

Haydenville Sidewalk Paver (18 cubes)((not stamped))

Haydenville Sidewalk Paver (9 cubes)((not stamped))

Haydenville Sidewalk Paver (design)

Hocking Block (small font)

Hocking Block (Large Font)

Hocking Block (Dunn Process) side stamp

Hocking Block (Hallwood Style)

Hocking Valley Block (arch lettering)

Hocking Valley Block

HVF C Co Salt Glazed (Hocking Valley Fire Clay Co)

HVF C CO Nelsonville, O (glazed brick)

Ironton Steel

Ironton Peerless

Jones Z  O

Lincoln Block

Logan (with Diamonds)

Logan Clay Products Co. Logan Ohio

Logan F.C.C. (Fire Clay Company)

Malvern Block (Big 4)

Massillon S & FB CO (Stone/Shale & Fire Brick Company)

Medal M Block

Merry Christmas (brick)

Metropolitan Canton Block

Metropolitan Block (Arch Lettering) Canton, O

Metropolitan Special Canton O

McManigal 1892

Middleport Block

Nelsonville Block (Triangles)

Nelsonville Block (Large Circle Lugs)

Nelsonville Block (Small Circle Lugs)

Nelsonsonville Block (Long – Hallwood style)

Nelsonville Block – Nelson spelled in reverse

Nelsonville Block – (Arch Lettering)


OBA Prison Made (Ohio Board of Administration)


Peebles Block (raised letters) Portsmouth Ohio

Peebles Block (recessed letters) Portsmouth Ohio


Portsmouth Block

Portsmouth Granite Block

S & M Bros. Sugarcreek Ohio

Speedway Alliance, O Block

Standard (with a star)

Star Block (design – Nelsonville)

Stark Brick CO Canton Ohio

Townsend Block (small lugs) (6 varieties – vary in size and font style)

Townsend Block (large lugs)

Townsend Block Z.O. (raised letters)

Townsend Block Z O (Zanesville)

Townsend Block Z O (Hallwood Style)

Trimble, O

Trimble Block

Trimble Block (4 Round lugs)

Trimble (with  4 diamond lugs)

Trimble, O (Hallwood Style)

20th Century

20th Century Paver

Union (Brick)

Wassall Block

Wassall (Brick)

Zanesville Block

Out of State Bricks

Ashland Crown (Kentucky)

LFB WKS Louisville (Kentucky)  ((Louisville Fire Brick Works))

Calvert (Williamsport, MD)

Mount Savage (MD)
American ENB & T Co NY (American Enameled Brick & Tile Company)

P & M (New York)

Richland (New York)

Unknown Origins

C A P I T O _

C & S

_ _ _ E S  _ _ TROIT

_ _ ck Run Paver (Rock Run Paver? – There was a Rock Run Brick Plant)

L A C E _ (Diagonal)

High Grade


O (?) CROW_

PS & P

T & M




Charleston South Carolina: 1924, Simons, SWB

Minneapolis Minnesota: Des=Moines, Evens & Howard St. Louis

Savannah Georgia: Graves BHAM ALA., Reynolds, Augusta, Haydenville Sidewalk Pavers

92 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cheryl
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 02:56:39

    I have a brick I just found that says Salt Glaze at the top, Athena in the center and Nelsonville, Ohio on the bottom. Is it of any worth?


    • cmh gourmand
      Jun 10, 2012 @ 22:35:18

      Bricks like this have value if you have them in the 1000’s. Otherwise, not much value. Maybe a $1. Most people just trade them.

      I would be interested in where you found it.


  2. Jbrad
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 21:11:09

    I have a couple dozen Ironton Peerless. Could you provide me with some info. on them? I can’t find anything on them. Thanks.


    • cmh gourmand
      Jul 13, 2012 @ 06:45:22

      I have a few as well.

      I don’t have any info on them – the 2008 guide I mentioned in a previous post does not have much either. You may want to go to the Nelsonville Brick Festival in September and ask one of the brickheads at the brick swap about them. If you live in Columbus and would like a few more, I can tell you were to find a few.


      • pops
        Nov 14, 2019 @ 04:41:25

        I live in Columbus and would love to know some sites where I can dig and find some nice bricks!

  3. Tim DB
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 12:31:30

    I have a few blocks I can’t find much info on. I have a Perkins Block that I think is from Carrolton, OH and a Wooster block that I can’t find anything on. I also have 500+ Deckman-Duty and I was wondering the year that they made before they changed to Medal. Thanks!


    • cmh gourmand
      Aug 19, 2012 @ 22:57:35

      Your best bet is to ask the old timers at the Brick Swap at the Brickfest in Nelsonville on September 29th. Also take a look at the post I have on the 2008 Ohio Marked Bricks Book and the Google Book they will have a bit of info on the bricks.


  4. Shawn Bancroft
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 02:04:34

    I found one of the Athens Block with small lugs in my yard. Its in great shape. Is there any need for them out there or is just something to keep around the house as a conversation piece. It’s a piece of history 🙂


    • cmh gourmand
      Oct 06, 2012 @ 02:59:24

      Hi Shawn,

      Definitely worth keeping. There is some demand (growing) for blocks like that but usually they only have value in large quantities – say a pallet or more. At Ohio University in Athens – someone might give you $1 to $5 for it depending on how much they wanted it as their piece of Athens.


  5. MikeK
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 03:33:12

    I have about 400 Nelsonville salt-glaze circle and star bricks to sell. any idea what I could expect to get for them?


    • cmh gourmand
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 03:22:20

      Mike – you can get about $5 to $10 each for the Star Bricks if you can find a buyer….maybe more. If you are in the Columbus area I can suggest a place to sell them.


    • Paul Lehman
      Feb 28, 2013 @ 06:30:19


      I have about 2,000 star and circle bricks in-ground for patio and garden walkways which I paid on average $2.25-2.50 ea. The star bricks in the $2.50 range and the circle bricks more in the $2.25 range.

      If you are in Ohio, and interested in an offer, let me know.



      • Sarah
        Apr 10, 2014 @ 21:51:31

        We have some of the Star bricks we are wanting to sell! Please get ahold of me…

  6. Trevor
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:40:13

    I found a brick in a stream today that says nelsonville ohio on the bottom, and has the hvfcco print in the middle, and what appears to have been salt glaze at the top. I was curious as to how old this brick is. Thanks for your help.


    • cmh gourmand
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 12:42:32

      It is 90 to 120 years old. The initials stand for: Hocking Valley Fire Clay Co


  7. Eric Weber
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 09:08:32

    I just found this web page and I need some help. I purchased a house and it has a brick paver side walk, they are the double line, smooth stamped big 9 pound brick that reads ATHENS BLOCK. I would like to know what they are worth. I have roughly 2000 of them. Thank you


    • cmh gourmand
      Feb 25, 2013 @ 10:53:28

      Here you go:

      Your have a great sidewalk that will last a lifetime or more. Or you can offer your blocks to someone else and you might get $1 to $5 for each.


      • Eric Weber
        Feb 25, 2013 @ 13:07:01

        I had to unearth them for renovation to the house, do you know any perspective buyers? Or should I put them on Craigslist? Ive used what I want for a small patio around a fire pit, the rest I would like to sell.

      • cmh gourmand
        Feb 25, 2013 @ 19:54:16

        There are some companies that buy blocks in large quantities. Here is one: http://www.colonialbrickchicago.com/pavers.html If you live near Nelsonville OH, you may want to contact the organizer of the Nelsonville / Athens Brick swap.

  8. signal-in-the-box
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 23:07:50

    I have an orignal 1920s brick used on W Main St at the intersection with Jefferson Park Ave. Says its made in Portsmouth Ohio by “Peebles Block”

    Any information on that?

    This is all I have as of March 2013 – although I did find a 1/2 version of your block once.


  9. kathy
    May 08, 2013 @ 16:26:41

    I have a few bricks id like info on they say Hocking Block with 4 diamonds sticking out of them.




  10. Brittany Mohney
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 21:53:46

    I was wondering if you could possibly help me identify some of my bricks or if you knew someone that could help me..I started collecting around 1 1/2 ago and i tend to get upset a lot because I run into a lot of dead ends, I want to know the history on them. I can send u pictures or just describe. Thank you and hope to hear back soon. -Brittany


  11. Jen
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 00:00:24

    We recently bought a house in Nelsonville and plan on replacing the back porch. When we looked under it, there were bricks stamped PROGRESS. I’m familiar with the Nelsonville pavers and star brick, as we purchased some to build a patio, but I’ve never seen these others. Any idea on where they came from?


    • Clay
      May 20, 2015 @ 04:14:52

      Jenn, the Progress blocks are from SE Ohio..not exactly sure on the exact location


  12. Greg
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 07:57:45

    I’m lookin for a ohio state brick plant convict made brick for a retiring police officer please if anyone has one they would sell please email me or call me 330-502-4603 thanks greg


  13. A mikhail
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 19:32:15

    Hello Everyone : I am interested in purchasing 20,000-30,000 hocking brick or similar . Of course price will be a factor. call me at 614 -226-0240 if you have a large amount at reasonable prices .



  14. kevin seals
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 05:10:15

    I have a cache of Nelsonville Block bricks with raised letters and Nelsonville arched. Any value?


  15. Kevin
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 02:05:01

    I came across a street block “Portsmouth Ohio Block” It was on Main St. In Tipp City as they tore up the downtown area for new road. I cleaned it up and it looks very good.


  16. darlene
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 20:33:19

    does anyone have info on pavers labeled century 2000


  17. Ryan Yeager
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 04:37:31

    I have several OHIO embossed bricks. Are they worth anything? I know collectors only want a few but are they sellable? Thanks


  18. carlos r.
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 06:54:37

    I found roughly about 50 metropolitan blocks I dug up from the ground as I was doing a patio. Don’t know anything about them can you give me info?



  19. Jon
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 17:20:15

    Would you like to buy around 325 lonestar bricks or know who would?


  20. Karms
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 02:35:36

    We have 900 + brick pavers as our back patio that say “Carlyle Sciotoville Block” we were told the previous owners got them from a historic part of Portsmouth that was demolished. They are in good condition, I think. Any idea of their worth or anyone that would be interested in them? We will be removing them this summer to build a different patio.


    • chip d
      Nov 24, 2014 @ 10:22:24

      do you still have bricks?


  21. Melanie Smith
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 02:25:05

    Hello, Our back cement patio fell through and I spotted a 9in block that has a line on top and one on the bottom and inside it says HOCKING BLOCK. Are these bricks of any value? Thank you, Melanie


  22. Michele
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 02:44:15

    I have a brick stamped Evans & Howard St. Louis. Do you know the value of the brick. I found it while walking on the Lehigh Canal after a flood in 2006. It is in one piece.


  23. Bronson
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 10:24:40

    I bought some property and I have a pile of old bricks, quite a few are ferris bricks in pretty good shape(with ferris logo stamped). Any idea what they worth? And where to sell them? The others have no stamp but look really old as they are not hard like ferris bricks. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


  24. Peggy Popovic
    Sep 18, 2014 @ 00:08:16

    We have about 450 vintage Metropolitan block, Canton , Ohio. Any one interested in buying these and /or are they of any value?


  25. Pat Haverty
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 21:27:19

    I live in a home built in the 1920s -I found bricks that were once a pathway to my front door-I found 20th Century and some with dates on them 1912


  26. Pat Haverty
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 21:32:57

    If anyone is interested in Lockland Ohio, they tore down a smokestack and a building that was once a mattress factory circa. 1860 -there are piles of bricks all over the place – contact Lockland police or ODOT..FYI


  27. April
    May 16, 2015 @ 07:53:05

    We have several Harris Paver bricks that we are currently pulling up from beneath an old woodburner. Is there any value to these? Having trouble finding much about them other than they were made locally in Zanesville OH.


  28. Paul
    May 18, 2015 @ 06:46:53

    Re: Harris paver value … roughly similar to Nelsonville pavers, very common and a buck a piece is fair.



  29. Bryan
    May 28, 2015 @ 06:33:59

    I’ve got a patch of backyard where grass doesn’t grow because of stone filler and today I unearthed a Ironton Steel brick that seems to be in great condition.

    I don’t care about any value it may have, I’m just curious if you have any info about its age/history. I live in Petersburg Florida so no clue how it would’ve gotten down here.

    On a side note, my great great great great etc uncle was the founder of the Philadelphia based Carroll brick company. Family legend has it that they didn’t modernize and were put out of business by their local competitors the Kelly Brick company. The Kelly family spawned statue tributes and scenic drives through out the city as well as Princess Grace of Monaco while I’m digging in the dirt


  30. vincent rose
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 21:34:00

    I found a brick in south Columbus it is a Townsend Block Z O it appears to be (Hallwood style), the site said only one found to date.


  31. wally
    Jul 31, 2015 @ 21:34:16

    Found 4 x 6 z shaped bricks. What are they? Please help me to identify them. Put pic on Facebook. Do not want to throw them out.


  32. Darlene
    Aug 28, 2015 @ 05:24:51

    Installing a new fence has resulted in unearthing bricks “Century Block Willow O.” Is there any history available about them? Thank you.


    • Bill tighe
      Nov 06, 2015 @ 02:34:13

      Century was located south of cleveland in willow which no longer exists as a city. It was near granger, warner canal and I77. The plant operated roughly from 1900 to 1930. The only marked bricks I have seen are paving bricks in
      2 sizes. Hope this helps


  33. Ken powers
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 07:43:12

    Do you have any good condition massilon pavers? I have literally a ton of them and if you would like any for your collection I am located in chatham ontario, 45 minutes from the window Detroit border. If you ever come up to Canada let me know I will give you my address and you can come help yourself. I don’t want anything for them, I would be happy to help you with you collection. I can send a pic of them if you send me your email.


    • cmh gourmand
      Sep 21, 2015 @ 09:45:34

      Thanks for your generous offer – the sign of a true brick hound.


  34. Bud Meyer
    Dec 17, 2015 @ 08:17:30

    Just dug up a bunch of LFB WKS LOUISVILLE bricks. Not all are full but most are in decent shape. These were a neat find since I am currently building a rocket mass heater.


  35. Tim
    Jan 29, 2016 @ 05:04:22

    I have 12 Harris zanesville pavers I dug up are they worth anything or just cool to look thanks for the help in advanced


  36. jon
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 21:53:59

    I’m from columbus and I’ve recently amassed about 20 kinds of brick I’m looking for more spots to “brick” at. Any suggestions?


  37. Chris
    Jun 08, 2016 @ 11:43:48

    I have 2000-3000 star bricks if anyone is interested?


    • Guy
      Jun 26, 2016 @ 20:45:01

      I need about 80 Nelsonville pavers and might be interested in buying. Where are you? I’m in Athens Ohio. Email me rgriefler@gmail.com


  38. Paul Lehman
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 03:48:28

    Hello Chris,

    Leaving on vacation tomorrow but I have possible interest in several hundred star bricks. What price per unit and how far from Westerville, please?



  39. Chris
    Jun 17, 2016 @ 06:37:31

    Hey Paul. I would like to get 8$ a brick. Let me know what your thinking. I’m probably an hour from you.


  40. Paul Lehman
    Jun 23, 2016 @ 20:09:45

    Hello Chris,

    I’ve found others at one fourth your asking price but thank you.



  41. Chris
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 10:36:42

    I’m located in Nelsonville.


  42. Kristin
    Nov 03, 2016 @ 11:39:01

    Was hoping to be able to leave a picture. I have found/unearthed paver OHIO bricks. Was wondering if I could get a little background on them. Year, what they are worth, if anything. Greatly appreciate any and all reply. We have found these while “rehabbing” backyard, close to property line. COLUMBUS OH westsideI would just love a little history. Thank you!!


  43. Codie
    Apr 03, 2017 @ 22:24:59

    I have a Strasburg Brick. We tore down our chimney and found a few. I know nothing about it and am interested to know anything. Thanks.


  44. Mike
    May 01, 2017 @ 07:09:22

    I have about 100 NEWBURGH bricks. They were in a driveway covered over in my yard on West Side of Cleveland from about 1928. Anyone have any information about them??


    • cmh gourmand
      May 02, 2017 @ 07:58:42

      Post on the Crazy About Bricks Facebook Page on my links section.


  45. Suzanne
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 03:26:15

    Do you know of a brick with CBS on it?


  46. Michael Smith
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 07:20:32

    I have just found some bricks in my yard and noticed a couple of them have small stamped on them Collinwood Block, and another just stamped Buckeye. What can you tell me about them, and are they of interest to you?


    • cmh gourmand
      Jul 19, 2017 @ 07:05:19

      Hello, thanks for sharing. Those are from the NE Ohio and Eastern Ohio. We see a lot of Collingwood in the Cleveland area. Here is a bit about Buckeye.

      Click to access BuckeyeBrick.pdf


      • Michael Smith
        Jul 19, 2017 @ 09:30:02

        That makes sense. My home is in North Collinwood, in Cleveland. We’re the Collinwood bricks made here in Collinwood?

  47. David Hyles
    Oct 06, 2017 @ 01:18:12

    I found (1) century block at a cell site when I was there working……the coordinates to the site are 41.44612, -81.61572


  48. Greg
    Nov 28, 2017 @ 00:09:47

    Found a single Nelsonville Block, arched raised letters under a dead elm stump. I’ve searched that area in the spring for morels for years and never noticed the block. Was wondering how old it might be?


  49. Jamie barkas
    Dec 09, 2017 @ 02:27:18

    I can get you palletized bricks 600 bricks per pallet . The bricks I see we have that are on your wish list : star bricks and s&m brothers. Email with serious inquiries . I’m sure in one way or another we can put our heads together. .


    • Paul Lehman
      Dec 12, 2017 @ 06:29:35

      Where are the star bricks located and how much per brick in a quantity of appx. 500.


  50. Ethan S.
    May 10, 2018 @ 06:52:20

    I have a Davis Hi-Grade, Egypt, and Freeport bricks. I saw three or four Temple bricks and Franklin crown bricks but i didn’t pick them up. I guess I should have. It will give me something to do this Saturday.


    • cmh gourmand
      May 10, 2018 @ 18:29:21

      Have fun. Check out the Crazy About Bricks Facebook Page.


  51. Ethan S.
    Jun 15, 2018 @ 22:20:17

    Found one of my favorite bricks – one that I have been looking for since I knew it existed, yesterday. Peebles Block – 1906 – Portsmouth O. I crawled hands and knees through critter infested weeds beside a 148 year old building in downtown Portsmouth. Extreme, but rewarding! I wouldn’t recommend it, but if you do, spray yourself with bug spray and check for ticks!


    • cmh gourmand
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 08:59:02

      Well done! I’ve done the same – I just try to make sure no one is watching so I don’t have to watch them shake their head.


  52. ralph rogers
    Jul 07, 2018 @ 03:14:42

    I have found several bricks that are not mentioned in any listing:
    1. Cleveland Block 1909
    2. Deckard Duty
    3. Granite (raised letters)
    4. Granite (imprinted letters)
    5. Big Four Block
    6. C & R
    7. Metal D

    Have any idea where or who manufactured these bricks. I have a few extras to trade


    • cmh gourmand
      Jul 07, 2018 @ 05:35:31

      Thanks Ralph. Check out the Crazy about Bricks Facebook page.


      • pops
        Nov 14, 2019 @ 04:56:30

        Ralph, do you still have some of these to trade?

  53. William Vance
    Nov 21, 2019 @ 03:39:16

    Have a very heavy brick, Nelsonville Brick with two triangles on top, one on each side, how old is it?


  54. Chris
    Apr 17, 2020 @ 19:30:49

    Do you have any info on the bricks stamped “Evans” with a star after it? Found some in Virginia and trying to figure out where they came from by what company and their temperature rating


  55. Anthony Meyer
    Sep 17, 2020 @ 19:15:16

    I own a historic home in German Village Columbus, OH. I am searching for star or bullseye bricks which would match existing brick patio as I would like to extend the patio with the same bricks. I would like to purchase 100s of either type.


    • David
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 05:13:26

      Anthony, what is the price point you are willing to pay per bric?. As you may know these are highly prized. I am local in Columbus and have some of both. I don’t think any one source will be able to fill your needs. 100’s of these don’t often come along in one lot.


  56. Pamela Anter
    Mar 21, 2021 @ 00:52:34

    I think I found an ancient brick at archeological site in Clermont County Ohio, the kind used in the gateway to the is temple in turkey. I researched and found early mention of first Americans finding glazed brick wells that they could not explain. When questioned natives had no knowledge of how to make brick or wells but had used them for other things .. they were also found in the very first fields plowed by the first colonist on the east coast. I could use some help here if possible. Delaware is where it is recorded . thanks pam


  57. Jacqueline Cantre
    Apr 19, 2021 @ 06:43:10

    Me and my daughter went strolling through the wood by our apartment complex and found a brick that read “Nelsonville block” and another that looks as though it reads “ind bears” I’d like to know more about these plz


    • cmh gourmand
      Apr 19, 2021 @ 17:30:29

      Hello. If you use the search function on this blog you will find several examples of Nelsonville Block and some history. I’m stumped on the other brick – where (part of the state / country) did you find it?


  58. Lee Janvier
    Apr 19, 2021 @ 21:39:28

    I was kicking stones around a old farm I hunt found some brick pavers Harris fultonhambricks 4 difference Athens steel pavers anyone know anything about these I never saw pavers bricks like these


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