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The Romance of Brick

…references to brick, notably the Tower of Babel. There were also a good many ancient temples that were built of brick. The first recorded example of brickwork comes from the…

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Cambridge Love Letters

bricks on the ground do not make for the best walkways. I have slipped on leaves on brick, and slipped on ice on brick, and sometimes slipped on brick because…

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North Cambridge History Hub

…by World War I, most of the smaller brick companies had been consolidated into the New England Brick Company (or NEBCO for short). Who worked in these claypits and brickyards?…

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Changing Tides in Cambridge Industry

…and the brickyards springing up throughout North Cambridge prospered as they met that demand; by 1858, the neighborhood’s factories were producing approximately 187,000 bricks per day. Beginning in the 1890s…

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Rent the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

…remodeled the house in 1916-17. Chandler planned the room to represent the house’s earliest Colonial architecture. He laid down a brick floor when he found original bricks under nineteenth century…

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