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Title: Workmen at Port Credit Brick Company
Identifier: BR0040
Date of Original Photo: 1907
Date Built: ca 1880
Image Type: B&W Photo, 13.5x7.5 cm
Subject: Brickworks - Ontario - Port Credit
Donor: Ida Lynd Bradley

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Description: A group of workmen employed at the Port Credit Brick Company. Photo taken by Arthur G. Bradley in 1907. 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 stonecrusher 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.
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