That was “big money” then because I was making nothing back in Canada.
I learned how to operate both a gas-powered shovel and a steam shovel.
He was recognized throughout the country as an authority on brick making and the brick market. Over 90,000 bricks were produced each day with as many as 90 men and women working together.
He worked with his father at the Dutchess Junction brickyard and when his father moved to Chelsea, Aaron took over. Putnam's Sons, New York & London, 1908: "Among the sloops of Fishkill on Newburgh bay were the Commodore Jones, and the New Jersey, which were owned by the late Thomas Aldridge, who had extensive brickyards at Dutchess Junction." From Fred Rieck: In a 1929 Poughkeepsie city directory, George H. The factory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of Westchester County’s most significant industrial buildings. Read more on Rob's wonderful website HUDSON VALLEY RUINS In conjunction with our sister-site Hudson River we have completed a new webpage: A BRIEF HISTORY of ROSETON and DANSKAMMER POINT, NY Here you will find a compilation of our research on the brickyards in this area (ROSE, JOVA and ARROW). He was a member of the class of 1908 during Freshman year, but joined 1909 at the beginning of Sophomore year. listed in the Hudson City Directory from 1897 to about 1909. Dunham established the first brickyard in Berlin, CT. A later, 1896 directory entry lists Aaron as being affiliated with Aldridge Brothers (a/k/a Aldridge Brothers & Company), also brick manufacturers - the brother likely being George L. Thomas bought a farm near Fishkill Landing, NY in the fall of 1853 which later became the 'ABC' (Aldridge Brothers & Company) Brickyard in Dutchess Junction, NY." Thomas' son Aaron Ennis Aldridge was born on January 19, 1851 in Balmville, near Newburgh, NY. Allen as Treasurer of the newly formed Poughkeepsie Brick Corp (PB CORP), located on Van Wagner Road nr. Hudson Valley historian and author Rob Yasinsac tells us a rear addition, a storage building constructed between 18, was built with ANCHOR brick. -- Springing out of the woods which border the private road leading into the Atlas Brick Company's works, two miles south of Hudson, masked highwaymen to-day shot and mortally wounded Denton Fowler, 3d, killed George Ragsdale, the driver of the buggy in which Fowler was riding, and escaped with a satchel containing ,000, intended for paying off the employes of the works. From the 1910-1911 Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University: "DENTON FOWLER, son of Everett Fowler, a brick manufacturer and bank president of Haverstraw, N Y , was born in that place July 28, 1885. He was prepared for college in the Lawrenceville (N J ) Schools. Berlin was prominent in the brick market even as late as the 1960’s." In 1842, Cornelius P.Back then, wood was used to “burn the kiln” to fire the brick.In the spring of 1928, I was put to work as a “mold pusher”. Each mold contained 6 raw bricks and in a 7 hour shift, we made 43,000 bricks.Because this brickyard had what was known as an “open yard”, it operated only in the late spring, summer, and early autumn.
When the brickyard shut down for the winter, I went to work on Riberdy’s farm in Waterford.I took the milk train at AM and arrived in Troy at PM. My brother, who was living in Watervliet, met me at the station. in Watervliet and I started working there on Monday.My first job was to feed the horses and drive them to bring clay to the granulator.A collection of Hudson River & New England Brick with a brief history of the yards and towns where they were made. A for his exhaustive work on "Brick Brands of the United States." Other sources consulted are noted in various section of the web site. In 1910, Berlin had about 11 brickyards, and yearly produced about 102,500,000 bricks.WEBMASTER NOTE: This is in no way meant to be an authoritative resource for the identity of brick brands. Another resource for identifying Hudson River bricks is a listing prepared by collector Andy Van Der Poel. Aldridge, a brick manufacturer located in Dutchess Junction. The Great Depression ended the building construction.John Carbo didn't make enough money for electricity for the electric shovel so it was never used and abandoned. I grew up on a farm with cows, horses, pigs, chickens and a few ducks and went to school in a one-room schoolhouse until the fifth grade.