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Title: Port Credit Brick Company, Head Office, 1907
Identifier: BR0049
Date of Original Photo: 1907
Date Built: ca 1880
Image Type: B&W Photo, 13x7.5 cm
Subject: Port Credit Brick Company
Donor: Ida Lynd Bradley

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Description: 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. Photo shows the Brick Company Head Office.
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