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Title: Port Credit Brick Yard
Identifier: L596
Date of Original Photo: ca 1908
Date Built: ca 1880s
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Brickworks - Ontario - Port Credit
Donor: Ida Lynd Bradley

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Description: Photograph ca 1908. Thomas Nightingale opened a brick yard in Port Credit in the 1880s on the west side of the Credit River. (The Texaco Refinery would later be situated on that site.) Some years later a stone crusher was installed which increased the output of bricks. After 1900, because of a scarcity of labour, European immigrants, many of them Italians, were encouraged to work in the Port Credit brick yard where bunk houses were built to house them. After World War I the brick yard began to operate at a loss and was eventually closed down in the 1920s. The slide is a copy of a photograph in Betty Clarkson's, At the mouth of the Credit, 1977, courtesy of Ida Lynd Bradley. Credit is also given to the Lorne Joyce Collection.
Agency: Mississauga Library System