CALIFORNIA BRICKS


WESTERN

marked face of the Western brick
Donated by David Garcia

Brand Name: WESTERN

Company: Western Brick Co.

Brickyard Location: Plant No. 3, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA.

Operating Years: 1925-1930

Years Brick Made: 1925-1930

Type: Common brick

Description: Company's name is impressed into face with raised block letters within a shallow rectangular frog. This marking is similar to that found on the Western brick made at Santa Monica. Noticeable differences are in the style of lettering and the clay composition.

Comment: Western Brick Company purchased the plant of the Southwestern Brick Company in Long Beach in 1925. The company merged with Consolidated Brick and Tile Company in 1930. For more information, see under "Brickmakers" Western Brick Company, Plant No. 3, Long Beach.


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