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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Acme Brick Company...


We had to kill a few minutes waiting for a shop to open, and we passed by the Acme Brick Company in Cayuga, Indiana.  You can read some of its history here


As you can see it appears to be being dismantled...just with in the past year or so it has closed down the kilns. You can see my first post about them HERE.  And you can read a newspaper article about its closing Here.  We happened to find it quite by accident and always meant to go back and take a tour and just never made it back.  I so regret that now...

When we were there, the guys we talked to told us the kilns were going 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We did not have time that day or else it was the weekend, but the young man said the owners were always glad to give a tour.


I always hate to see a business close after such a long life.


I would love to go back and take more photos....


12 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

That's sad. Wonder why they had to close?

Tom said...

...how neat, we had a local brick company way before my time!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I always ask why a business has to close...economy, family, age, or NOone interested in carrying on for the future?
I too would've loved to go through it and learn!!

Also, Rose....love the lunchtime post below this. What great photos.

Sandra said...

I like those round buildings, I assume those are kilns? I like the wood and brick they are made from.. it is very sad to see a business close. great photos

Cat Lover said...

What a fantastic place! Great photos Rose!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have always loved bricks. Lots of businesses close because new and modern manufacturing techniques push them out. It's hard to let go of old ways and hard to finance a transition to the new. Bits of our history chip away like the bricks of a crumbling building.
xx, Carol

don said...

You're fine series of pictures makes a good way to remember it. It must've been a very interesting business.

Debby Ray said...

WOW...what a cool place and a great photo op! They don't make 'em like they used to!

Felicia said...

those are some cool looking kilns.

happyone said...

Great photos. Wonder why it closed. Seems like bricks will always be in demand.

The Furry Gnome said...

Very interesting industrial heritage.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente e belo trabalho.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

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