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Coffeyville Bricks

August 21st, 2011 at 11:45 am

Bricks from Vitrified Brick Co., Coffeyville, Kans. Photo taken at the Warkentin House, Newton.

Coffeyville was prolific in its brick-making. You can find Coffeyville bricks all over this state. (And, follow Dr. Samuel Crumbine’s advice: Don’t spit on the sidewalk.)



  1. August 22nd, 2011 at 07:08 | #1

    We have a row of bricks lining the asphalt sidewalk, but except for the Purinton Pavers, I can’t remember what others we have. Now everytime I walk out to the car, I’ll have to be looking to see if we have any Coffeyville bricks.

  2. August 22nd, 2011 at 12:51 | #2

    I DO have one Coffeyville brick — the others are so overgrown it’s hard to tell (maybe I should be out there with a rake and shears!).

  3. August 22nd, 2011 at 21:21 | #3

    Got alot of Coffeyville Bricks, Neodesha,a few Buffalo Blocks. Interesting!

  4. Merilyn Rutherford Smalley
    November 17th, 2012 at 12:12 | #4

    I greatly appreciate this and all photos of Coffeyville Bricks. My great-great grandfather was a brick mason who built the earliest court houses in Dade and Cedar Cos. Missouri (1850’s). One of his sons, my great-grandfather, James H. Gill, came to Coffeyville in 1883 and worked on many of the brick buildings in Coffeyville. His son-in-law, my grandfather, Charles H. Beam owned a construction company in Coffeyville. Recently, one of my granddaughters took to school for a social studies project my Don’t Spit on the Sidewalk brick and told about her Coffeyville ancestors.
    Thanks Cheryl for posting this photo.

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