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I have heard that there are over 400 varieties of Ohio made bricks, blocks and pavers.  If that is so, I have a long, long way  to go.

If you find one of hiding in a garage, basement or forgotten field take a look at my list page and if you don’t see your brick / block listed, let’s work together to find out more about it.

All I need is a photo and I can take it from there. Or you can post as a comment here with a photo if you can attach one. Let’s see if we can create an comprehensive photo record of Ohio Blocks!

79 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gail Stokes
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 02:35:01

    I have BUCKEYE BLOCK bricks imprinted with “BUCKEYE BLOCK” “ROSEVILLE, OHIO” What do you know about these? Please email me. I would like to learn of the value.

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  2. Paul
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 09:31:49

    Hey, I know a spot with some WOOSTER pavers up in Cleveland. Go under the CUT/RTA bridge…There’s a pile of BESSEMER/Y-TOWNs right off Berea Rd right now…

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    • cmh gourmand
      Jul 14, 2012 @ 12:37:46

      Thanks for the tips. If you pass through Columbus you have earned a free brick.

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      • Tim DB
        Aug 19, 2012 @ 12:39:59

        Did you find the Wooster”s?

      • cmh gourmand
        Aug 19, 2012 @ 22:57:58

        I have not tracked down any Woosters in the Columbus area.

  3. brenda hudson
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 22:31:16

    My husband just tore down a second chimney to redo the back roof of our house and it was made entirely of stamped wooster ohio bricks. they do not say paver they say wooster ohio. i have not been able to find anything on the company or when made but our house was probably built in 1870
    Brenda Hudson

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  4. lindsey hoagland
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 04:29:15

    I live in louisville ky. In the st matthews/lyndon area. The house im renting has been here as far back as the 60s i think. Maybe longer. Im redoing the outside rock sidewalk and uncovered a brick. I knew some bricks were antique so i googled it and found you. Its a union paver mcmanigal. Are they worth anything? Hope to hear back of not only value but any possible history.

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  5. Michelle
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 05:20:08

    I found 6 Wooster Pavers in my garden this morning. I dug them up (they were buried 2′ under the sod). I cleaned them up and appear to be in good condition. Not sure why they were buried there along with some other regular bricks.

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  6. Jennifer
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 04:03:04

    I have 2 ohio bricks and Wooster. The Bessemer one too

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  7. Brad
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 05:38:36

    Our house in Clintonville, built late-1870s, has four (had, 2 have been demolished) 16′ chimneys (above the roof line) made of C&S brick. I’m pretty sure the builder/original owner, Truman Coe, was the “C” in the brick name. I remember reading (I think in the Columbus Centennial History) that he owned four lumber mills and a brick works. The brick works was at Washington and Broad Streets? I used a number of the bricks in the chimney that we had torn down in a walkway in our side yard.

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  8. Danny
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 08:07:16

    Hi there,

    My brother in law does photography and I noticed an interesting brick picture in one of his galleries. He snapped a photo of a Bessemer Youngstown O Block. The picture can be viewed here. http://photos.thelandthewildandthepeople.com/THEPEOPLE-2/THE-PEOPLE/29184715_hn8fNs#!i=2486366620&k=GCXKhdd&lb=1&s=A

    The picture was taken in Mill Creek Park near Youngstown, Ohio. Just thought I would share.

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  9. Tim
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 05:32:09

    I have about 400-500 Bessemer Youngstown Ohio bricks to sell

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  10. Steve
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 20:00:23

    Anybody w/in 50 miles of Wooster have a Wooster paver they would sell me?

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    • TeRRI olterman
      Jun 03, 2018 @ 08:58:58

      I’ve found 10 Wooster pavers Metamora Michigan

      Reply

  11. Heather Phillips
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 05:44:38

    Hi.
    I’m unsure if your blog is still active but we found a few of the Union Paver Sciotoville blocks while redoing an old stair case outside.

    It was under layers of concrete and if you want one you are more then welcome to it.

    Just curious about how old they might me.

    The house we live in is over 100 years old.

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  12. Crystal Spragling
    May 28, 2014 @ 04:52:59

    I have a ton of Bessemer bricks for sale

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    • Dave
      Oct 08, 2015 @ 03:41:26

      How many?

      Reply

  13. deurich
    Sep 05, 2014 @ 06:00:16

    I have a brick with BUC”K”EYE stamped on the face. The K is larger then all the other letters (hence the quotes) There is nothing else stamped, printed, or raised on the brick. The only information I could find of this brick was this picture on Flickr
    BucKeye Brick
    If anyone has any more information on this that would be great. Where/when it was made? If it is a rare brick? etc. Thanks

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  14. Bill Tighe
    Dec 09, 2014 @ 02:50:06

    Wickliffe, OH. Owned by Kline, hence large K, I think

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    • deurich
      Dec 16, 2014 @ 09:19:48

      Thanks so much!

      Reply

      • Bill tighe
        Nov 25, 2015 @ 07:49:52

        There were 4 oval lugs on this common paving brick made about 1900 to 1930

  15. Dan Fasola
    Jan 26, 2015 @ 00:35:03

    I bought an antique wood and brass roller with pins on each side that would have been used to stamp
    TRADE MARK
    BELDEN
    CANTON OHIO
    MADE IN USA
    There are 7 brass plates on the wooden roller with the company logo that would have stamped the sides of the bricks.
    Does anyone know how old it might be and how rare it is?

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    • cmh gourmand
      Jan 26, 2015 @ 21:03:25

      Hi Dan – A brick expert I know had this to share: “Belden is in production now and primarily in the canton area they use a system that the clay is extruded in a particular shape I think that the belden imprint is added before the bricks are wire cut to size.I would think that the are stacked as
      opposed to being lined up side by side. As far as the age the best way would be to ask the Belden Mfg. as that would
      be the best records. Also it would be a cool tour of the plant if you ask.”

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  16. Darrin
    Feb 11, 2015 @ 23:14:25

    I have quite a few bricks around my yard. Wooster paver, wooster ohio, and metropolitan block from canton.

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  17. Kelley
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 06:11:26

    I probably have 20 or 30 of the metropolitan block canton, O bricks. Are they worth anything? If so where would be a good place to try and sell them?

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  18. Brit Mohney
    Mar 20, 2015 @ 06:16:41

    I’ve been following this site for about 2 years now…you have inspired me to collect as many different bricks, blocks and pavers as I possibly could hoard 🙂 I spend a lot of time in the woods in Nelsonville, OH, I have literally gone where nobody would go just to see if I can find a new brick..I love Brick collecting with a passion and wanted to say thank you for all your information, facts and experiences you share. I have sooo many questions about my bricks that I can’t find any info about for the life of me and I have searched & searched obsessivly…I don’t want to overwhelm you but if you ever find the time I’d like to talk.
    I do have a…
    * BESSEMER YOUNGSTOWN .O. BLOCK-mint condition
    *UNION PAVER SCIOTOVILLE-mint condition
    * TOWNSEND BLOCK-Z w/ 4 raised ovals-rough condition

    -*If you have any other Bricks/Blocks you are seeking that seem “odd” let me know bc I have a ton that seem like they are “off the grid”
    …….Thanks again 🙂 Brit

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    • Jonathan
      Aug 30, 2016 @ 00:13:29

      Hey Britt his is jon I noticed your post and had to co.ment because I must say I never knew anyone else was out there as well hunting bricks in the wild of Nelson ville I have been at it for about 2 years and have a decent collection so far if you are willing to trade or if you could point me in the direction of some Nelson ville spots I would appreciate it. It’s always nice to talk to a fellow bricker. Best wishes bricking, Jon

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  19. Jim Curley
    Jul 22, 2015 @ 02:43:00

    Check out my new Facebook page group for Brick Collecting.

    Crazy About Bricks – A group for brick collectors

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/445932502244810/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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  20. Ken
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 06:07:11

    I have a few of those bricks you’re looking for… Beesemer Youngstown Block

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    • cmh gourmand
      Aug 03, 2015 @ 21:28:54

      Ken thanks for checking out the blog. I did end up picking up a Beesemer Block.

      Reply

  21. George
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 22:37:11

    just built a driveway out of pavers dug up from US 52 which runs by our house. Several are HARRIS Zanesville and one is Poston Koblestone Block.

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  22. B Parton
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 00:46:11

    I found a Belden brick from Canton Ohio laying next to a job site in Stafford, Va it has a moderate Chip in the side. Has ” BELD E N 14-25″ on the face is that one that you interests you? I can mail it if you cover postage.

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  23. steve
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 18:53:53

    I have two, old Buckeye Steel bricks. Prescott Bush was their ceo for many years and established close relations with Washington. I can’t find these on ebay, etc. Any info/interest?

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  24. ivan
    Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:24:29

    i started by accident. the grandstands from an old ballpark were demolished. not only did i get some artifacts from there but the guy i got the items from gave me 2 bricks. they are GRAVES-B’HAM and SOUTHERN CLAY. i told my wife i wasn’t going to start anything, but am now up to 10! i live in florida now so i am looking at getting all bricks that were and still are in use here. i was born and raised in chicago so i am looking for some from that area as well.
    i remember seeing METROPOLITAN and PURINGTON blocks in the streets. anyway. i am wanting METROPOLITAN, both styles and purington if anyone has that one, being that it wasn’t made in ohio. i got my 9 year old son into them as well so now he looks as well. i teach him about the history behind them.

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  25. Christy Claus
    Sep 15, 2015 @ 02:19:41

    I found a union paver sciotoville brick does any know anything about this?

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  26. Dave
    Oct 08, 2015 @ 03:40:15

    I’m looking for about 3000 bessemer youngstown red brick. We’re repairing a street and the originals were stolen.

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  27. Zach
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 12:48:41

    I have a question, sort of off topic fm. Rather than collecting, I live outside of Youngstown and have a brick house built in the 1927 using Bessemer bricks. I’m going to need an addition added on to this house (kitchen needs to be bigger). What are the odds I could use reclaimed bricks of the same era to accomplish this? Has anyone heard of doing this before or seen the old bricks used for anything other than pavers?

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    • cmh gourmand
      Nov 27, 2015 @ 00:21:20

      There are some buildings in Athens that were made out of similar brick as well as most of the original village of Haydenville. It can be done.

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  28. Matt
    Dec 20, 2015 @ 19:40:39

    Looking for buckeye pavers. Have some some common pavers to trade. Athens,Hocking Valley, Walsall, Nelsonville, Townsend. Willing to purchase buckeye block as well.

    Reply

  29. Wandering threw the woods
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 01:33:08

    Behind the golf course in downtown Wooster there’s a pile of Wooster paver and just plain Wooster Ohio bricks probably 10 to 15 thousand

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  30. Jim
    May 05, 2016 @ 03:06:01

    An ancestor built the a brick inn in Adams County about 1801 on a road called Zane’s trace. The road was just being improved from single-horse width to be able to handle wagon and stage travel between Maysville, KY and Wheeling , WV and the area was in its very early years of settlement. Do you possibly know where he would have found bricks and mortar back then?
    See: “http://www.remarkableohio.org/index.php?/category/15”
    Thanks, Jim

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    • cmh gourmand
      May 05, 2016 @ 07:07:52

      The area is rich in raw materials for brick so they may have made them themselves. You can get interesting information about the area and the era in the book the Frontiersman.

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  31. Jim
    May 05, 2016 @ 21:02:49

    Thanks. I placed that book on hold at the local library. Coincidently, I wanted to do additional Boone and Kenton research because another ancestor from Limestone/Maysville/Washington, KY was a friend of and fought with Simon Kenton. That book should be interesting. Now I’ll study the manufacture of bricks and mortar.
    Great site you have here.

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  32. dennis
    May 12, 2016 @ 00:40:00

    I have a lot of
    Massillon s & f b Massillon o paver are worth anything $ ohio made

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  33. pennington03
    May 20, 2016 @ 04:07:54

    Think I came to the right spot have no idea what I came across but I was downtown Cincinnati on the side of overgrown spot on river picked it up and that sucker had some weight. It was imprinted with buckeye block and underneath said roseville o. Think I really found something special because there is tons of information about this company but not many pictures of them out there. If anyone would like to better inform me that would be great. Thanks

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  34. cmh gourmand
    May 21, 2016 @ 07:43:36

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  35. Nichole Massie
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 11:23:05

    We have 5-6 skids of Wooster Pavers. Some have the indented print but most are the raised print. We also have a skid of Belden Pavers but not all have the gold plate on the side. Does anyone know if these are valuable? Or the time frame of when the pavers were made. Thanks!

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    • cmh gourmand
      Jun 07, 2016 @ 00:21:41

      Hi Nicole, the value on individual blocks/bricks is minimal. But if you have pallets of the same kind in good shape some companies are interested in using them for special projects and etc. One place to check or to get ideas on others that might be interested is Columbus Architectural Salvage. The time frame for the pavers you have would be roughly 1890 to 1910.

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  36. DALANA BENFER
    Aug 26, 2016 @ 04:29:46

    Are Belden bricks from a buried brick sidewalk in my yard from 1900 worth any $$$$$$

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  37. Matthieu K
    Sep 05, 2016 @ 05:32:06

    I found a brick that says “Strasburg.” I looked it up, and Strasburg bricks were made by the Strasburg Brick Company, which was acquired by Belden Brick Company in 1974. See link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belden_Brick_Company

    Here is a link to a picture:
    https://goo.gl/photos/oXaARtGNMRcDZrqp8

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    • cmh gourmand
      Sep 06, 2016 @ 08:05:39

      Thanks for sharing this information.

      Reply

      • Matthieu K
        Sep 06, 2016 @ 08:50:05

        You’re Welcome.

        By the way, it was found in Cheviot, OH (Cincinnati)

  38. Don Huff
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 19:02:23

    Hi
    I found a bunch oh bricks with the word OHIO in the middle of them. Are they pavers? Are they vintage? I wanted to incorporate them into my clay paver driveway in Sunbury Ohio. I am concerned with freeze thaw and wondering if they can handle it. Please email so I can send picture.
    Thank you

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    • cmh gourmand
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 20:15:46

      The Ohio Bricks will hold up fine. Seventh Son Brewing has had several in their patio for 3 years.

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  39. Kirk McHugh
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 01:40:01

    Hi All,

    I have two large 75+ stacks of antique bricks that I would like to sell at a reasonable price to anyone interested. One stack is of the dark-red to purple color bricks that I was told were used in the Columbus to Cleveland turnpike (have no idea if that is true). They are the kind seen in front of the Worthington Inn. In addition, I have a number of ‘yellow’ bricks with all kinds of different names and stamps. Need to get them off my patio before Nov. 10, so you’re interested email me or call me 614-208-8304. Thanks.

    Kirk

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    • Tom
      Dec 06, 2017 @ 08:50:03

      HI

      I see I am a month late
      Are they still available?

      Thanks

      Tom

      Reply

  40. Darryl Justice
    Mar 30, 2017 @ 23:13:41

    I have a alliance o speedway block

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  41. Marilyn
    Sep 15, 2018 @ 23:28:03

    I have a large quantity of Metropolitan Canton, O Blcck bricks. I have pics but I’m not sure how to attach a photo. At least 240 sqr foot

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  42. Fleendar the Magnificent
    Oct 04, 2018 @ 02:58:59

    Hello,

    While out river wading here in central Ohio I found a brick among a good number of pieces and it’s embossed FULTONHAM_O. I have seen the Fultonham steel pavers, but details on this specific embossing brick turn up scant. Any ideas on the age and if these were3 a mass produced brick?
    Also, how can I upload a photo?

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    • cmh gourmand
      Oct 04, 2018 @ 18:18:30

      Hello. Share your find on the Crazy About Bricks Facebook page, you may get some in depth answers. You can e-mail me the photo and any details you have to share – and I can add it to the Blog as a co-post. e-mail jim.ellison@gmail.com

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  43. Fleendar the Magnificent
    Oct 10, 2018 @ 05:21:22

    Thanks for the info. I posted it and after some discussion, it is said to be kind of a rare brick to find. It also seems to be a rail brick as it’s been cut after manufacture for a rail crossing. We have 4 rail crossings in this town dating from the 1890s.

    Thanks again.

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  44. Danielle B
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 02:27:19

    Hello and greetings from Central New York State! I have a 1929 house with red bricks. Recently, a 200+ year old Maple tree came down in a storm and took out the second story corner of the house. Now I am looking at repairs and want to match the brick. The ones that came off are destroyed, but we managed to find a maker’s name: AVA Bricks, Ava Ohio. I am hoping to find out if there is a cache of Ava OHIO red bricks (variations of dark to mid-dark red) with striations along one edge that I can get to repair that part of the exterior. Any information would be great!!

    Thanks!

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    • cmh gourmand
      Jun 04, 2019 @ 07:57:14

      Post your question and a photo of the brick if possible on the Crazy About Brick Facebook page. Many of the members are in Ohio and are pretty resourceful. If there is an answer or resource to your quest – someone is likely to have an answer.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/445932502244810/

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  45. Steve Reed
    Aug 04, 2019 @ 00:05:48

    100 Hallwood Block bricks found buried in a backyard in Findlay, Ohio. Now a walkway to my front steps.

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  46. George Wiesman
    Oct 25, 2019 @ 05:29:40

    I just found a very good condition Buckeye Brick Co. brick from Roseville Ohio. It was one of many from a church built in 1875 in Grand Rapids Michigan. A non profit is rehabilitating the church right now to save its history. I do have the phone number of the lady who bought the old church. She seems to knows alot about the history of it. I will post a pick or send me you phone number and I will send pics to your phone of the church and the brick.
    Thank you.

    George W

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  47. Heather Werner
    Nov 11, 2019 @ 03:43:33

    I have about 100 different sized bricks that have washed ashore from Lake Erie this year. These are the ones with writing I them that are i one piece. Looking for information. Thanks!

    Buckeye Brick (3 different kimds)
    Cleveland Block
    Malvern Blue Granite company

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  48. Jesse
    Dec 12, 2019 @ 04:47:10

    I have. 2 union. Pacer Mcnanigal bricks

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  49. Sandra Maskew
    May 03, 2020 @ 23:25:07

    I live in Vinton Ohio and the brick sidewalk if front of my home was laid around 1910 . The bricks were stamped RIVERSIDE PAVERS. Would anyone know something about this company?

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  50. David Broxterman
    May 26, 2020 @ 22:04:38

    Do you know anything about about “hocking block” bricks? Are they collectible or worth anything? I haven’t counted them but I guess I have over 1,000 of these. The person I purchased my house from was an executive at Proctor and gamble. My neighbor said he shipped these from their Cincinnati HQ to his house when they redid the HQ walkway at PG.

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    • cmh gourmand
      May 27, 2020 @ 07:52:36

      Post on the Crazy about Bricks Facebook page – someone may be interested. A large quantity like that is nice for projects – many $1 each in good shape. Also – you can have a great pizza oven made out of those.

      Reply

    • Rich Berry
      Jun 04, 2020 @ 07:23:17

      Yesterday, June 2, 2020 I found 2 HOCKING VALLEY BLOCK bricks about 32 ” below the surface while digging on my property . Is that likely the same manufacturer ? Also dug up 8 B U C K

      Roseville O

      E Y E bricks between the 1st and 3rd line is the town of the manufacturer . They went out of business in 1901 .

      Reply

  51. Nayeli
    Jun 03, 2020 @ 09:46:34

    Hi I have 45 metropolitan red bricks

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  52. Rebecca
    Jul 19, 2020 @ 23:19:09

    How can I find out what year a Wooster Paver is from? I just found one in the Vermilion river in my backyard. Just curious! (not sure how to post a picture)

    Reply

    • cmh gourmand
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 00:32:20

      Post it on the Crazy About Bricks Facebook Page.

      Reply

  53. Abrianna Oleneack
    Aug 03, 2020 @ 06:26:38

    I just dug up 15 Buckeye Block bricks in 10 min. They’re all over by our house and the flooring of a lean-to shed we have.

    Reply

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