Examples of Cradwick brick can be seen today in the Cradwick Building at 23 Main Street in Winters. This building survived the
earthquakes of 1892 and 1906, though it suffered major damage and falling bricks killed a person in the rear of the building in
1892. In 1998, the building was renovated with seismic retrofitting.
Common brick is orange-red and mostly uniform in color. Some may be partially or completely burnt to a dark gray color. The
form is good with undulating surfaces and edges, which are sharp. Corners are dull. The bricks are distinctively thin. Surfaces contain
some pits ranging up to 1/2 inch in diameter. The surface appears to be water-struck by the absence of sand. Transverse striations
may be present on the sides. Thin irregular lip may be present around the top edges of
some bricks, but most show no lip. Transverse cracks appear in some bricks. Faces were not observed for description. The interior
consists of 1 percent subrounded white quartz, less than 1/8 inch in diameter, and about 3 percent round pores, in a fine
orange-red clay body. This brick was made by the soft-mud process. Length 8 5/8, width 3 3/4, height 2 inches.
California Death Index, 1905-1939.
Federal Census Records, 1870.
Federal Census Records, 1880.
Federal Census Records, 1910.
Find A Grave, John Cradwick, www.findagrave.com.
Gilbert, Frank T., The Illustrated Atlas and History of Yolo County, DePue and Company, San Francisco, 1879.
Watts, William L., Yolo County, California State Mining Bureau 10th Report of the State Mineralogist, 1890, p. 791-792.
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