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  1. There was a very interesting show on CH9 on Aug 30 called “Brick by Chance and Fortune” . It was the history of brickmakers and brick layers in STL in the late 1800’s. There were “bricklayers” who on did the interior walls , sides and back of the buildings. “Front men” did decorations on the fronts and typically were English men who wore derbys.

    • Dee, that is in fact one of my friends’ movies. His name is Bill Streeter. He’s working on another one about St. Louis history.

  2. I would be interested to hear more about Mr. Streeter’s next work – I bought a copy of his brick documentary, it’s excellent.

  3. I understand that Ol’ St. Louis brick is in high demand like old Chicago brick. That fact makes it a necessity to protect what is left. What I don’t understand is why the city doesn’t have some type of reclamation project going to salvage the brick if they insist on leveling everything. Or maybe someone is getting a kick-back for allowing it to happen. I know for a fact that a lot of that brick is ending up here in new subdivisions in the south.

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