Today’s new bricks cannot match the colors, textures and character of our genuine antique bricks salvaged from buildings in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Shown are just a few of the colors and sizes of salvaged building materials we have available.
All the building bricks we offer are solid, with no holes. These antique building materials will perform well in any interior, as well as landscape features (such as walks and patios) in Southern climates. With the nation’s largest selection of common bricks to choose from, in a vast array of reds, yellows, oranges, grays, salmon and creams, you’re sure to find the perfect size, color and texture for your project. Explore examples of our recycled building materials below.
- Antique Brewery Bricks
Gorgeous oversized sandmold red bricks reclaimed from the history Forest City Brewery in Cleveland, OH. These bricks were of the highest quality when laid over 100 years ago and have stood the test of time. Incorporate some true American history into your new home project.
- Antique Warehouse Reds
Oversized bricks from the 19th century make a bold design statement in the 21st century. Rescued from demolished buildings throughout the Midwest, they come in a wide range of shades from dark red/purple to orange. Note: not all colors represented. Contact us to discuss the perfect brick for your project.
- Antique Chicago Bricks
Reclaimed from Old Chicago buildings, these classic antique bricks bring a century of architectural history to your home. On many of them you can see the “union made” logo stamped into the clay, bearing witness to a proud tradition of quality craftsmanship. Colors range from buff to pink.
- Antique Buff Handmades
A neutral color scheme and a subtle sand texture give this unique brick type both versatility and design interest. Colored in the buff family, they will blend beautifully with existing structures, or stand out on their own in a new build.
- Old Baltimore Brick
Reclaimed from historic Baltimore warehouses and rowhouses, these bricks range from true red to sunset oranges. A beautiful and unique blend of brick building materials.
- Old Tuscany Bricks
A wide range of colors and sizes gives installations made with Old Tuscany bricks a quintessential Old World look, such as one might see in the Italian countryside. The key to the effect is the broad spectrum of colors, from deep red and purple to orange and rose to white mortar stains.
- Antique Iowa Pavers
Very unique, beautiful dark purple/black pavers with flash/stack marks made 100 + years ago in Boone, IA.
- Purington Pavers
Made by the world-famous Purington Brick Co. in East Galesburg, IL, these pavers graced streets throughout the Midwest for 100+ years. Now they’re ready for their next life, enhancing your home with deep, intense colors from maroon to dark purple. Authentic street wear on one side adds character that can’t be imitated.
- Purington Flat Pavers
For a more contemporary look, consider flat pavers which have squarer edges and are not as thick as standard pavers. Ours came from the highly regarded Purington brickyard, and display the signature Purington dark red color range.
A clinker brick is one which was discarded because it was discolored or distorted. In the 1920s, leaders of the Arts and Crafts design movement rediscovered its possibilities for creative and dramatic architectural detailing.
Their eccentric, irregular shapes and colors appealed to the Arts and Crafts aesthetic which was rebelling against the takeover of soulless, machine-made uniformity. The name “clinker” comes from the sound they make when banged together, being heavier than regular bricks. We will be delighted to help you with custom matching for your Craftsman house restoration or new build, and ship nationwide direct to your jobsite.
- Old Pasadena Clinkers
This collection offers clinkers in the red color family, some with black marks from overheating. Their distorted and twisted shapes invite show-stopping, freeform installations that will set your property apart from all others. Clinker “clumps” are also available to coordinate with the individual bricks.
- Tudor Clinkers
Darker tones and black burn marks and jagged remnants characterize the Tudor collection of clinker bricks, giving them an understated dignity. As seen in the great Tudor style homes of the East Coast. A great choice to blend with existing wood or stonework and landscaping.
- Extreme Radical Clinkers
For the truly individualistic and adventurous designer or homeowner, we have hand selected the most twisted and gnarled clinkers in our stock. With this special blend, the creative possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
- Old Tuscany Clinkers
Capture the rustic look of a centuries-old Italian farmhouse with this wide assortment of shapes, sizes and colors, all mixed randomly together. The resultant collage of oranges, pinks, reds and purples accented white mortar stains is artful, casual clinker style at its best.
- Old English Stone Veneer
Mellow tones of plum, brown and tan are reminiscent of a picturesque village in the Cotswolds … but this uniquely beautiful Medina sandstone was actually quarried here in America. It was a popular choice for buildings and towns in western New York and eastern Ohio dating back to the early 1800s. A wonderfully unique choice for a statement project.
- Reclaimed Reservoir Stone
We are proud to be the authorized salvagers of Berea sandstone blocks from the grounds of the historic Baldwin Reservoir in Cleveland, OH. Quarried in Ohio, fine-grained Berea sandstone has been popular with builders and landscapers for more than 100 years. These blocks are ideal for garden walls, retaining walls and many other garden hardscape projects.