After the brick plant was burned the final cleanup chore began.
Leno's team started on the west end and used blasting powder to topple the smoke stacks.
The last smoke stack is toppled and so ends the tale of a boom town that started with fire making bricks and ended with fire leveling the brick making plant.
This brick was found in a pile of waste bricks by Dave Burdega after the Clayton Grange (the old Moose Hall) fire several years ago. Jack Lewis let Dave take some bricks home. It’s not too clear, but this brick reads. “MADE BY WASH B L & MFG SPOKANE WASH.”
This rare brick was a gift to Bob Clouse by Bill Sebright. As you can see, WB&L must have delighted in making collector bricks. Some laid out in the weather a bit longer than others.
Bill Sebright found this brick with the others in the old Brickyard. This one spent many years on the top layer of a retaining wall.
Mr Brad Campbell's Broadview Dairy 1 Pint Cream bottle zirca 1920 or earlier. The proprietor of Catalina Winery on the Lower floor Bob Clouse the run of his historic surroundings with a promise of access to 100 year old photos of the old Dairy.
This is the Caterina Winery of today with the proprietor in the blue shirt. According to Bob Clouse’s brother Don, this room plus additional space when Broadview Dairy was still operating was called the Cold Storage. Clouses’ Father worked in this room in 1942- 1944. There was always 6" of water on the floor, possibly keeping the temperature cold. Here the milk bottles in cases were stored and shipped out by truck to retail and wholesale distributors.
Lyle Nord's team moved in from the east with Lyle's dozer toppeling smoke stacks.
This “CLAYTON” brick was found, photographed, and shared by Brad Campbell.
Rare to say the least. There may be some with the WBL on them but a brick with "CLAYTON" is extremely rare! Ben Renner started working at the brick plant in 1920 and said that he had never seen a "CLAYTON" brick produced. So they have to be close to 100 years old.
This is a brick in the Sebright fire place. Bill and Anni dug bricks several years before they moved into their house in 1979. There are over 3000 from the old Brickyard in the fireplace, an interior wall, and on the exterior of their house.
This is a brick in the Sebright fire place. Bill and Anni dug bricks several years before the moved into their house in 1979. There are over 3000 from the old Brickyard in the fireplace, an interior wall, and on the exterior of their house.
This is Brad Campbell sitting at the Clayton Drive In with some artifacts, including the brick shown above, he is loaning the CDPHS. He lives just south of Clayton.