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Port Credit Brickyard
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Title: Port Credit Brickyard
Identifier: HA0028
Date of Original Photo: 1916
Date Built: ca 1880
Image Type: B&W Photo, 11.5x8 cm.
Subject: Brickworks - Ontario - Port Credit (Mississauga)
Donor: Charlie Hare

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Description: A view of the Port Credit Brickyard and the brickyard boarding house, photographed from the Lakeshore Highway. Thomas Nightingale opened a brickyard 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 Brickyard 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. From the Harold Hare Collection.
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