Genuine Clinker Bricks
A clinker brick is one which was discarded because it was discolored or distorted. In the 1920’s, leaders of the Arts and Crafts design movement rediscovered its possibilities for creative and dramatic architectural detailing. We have a stunning selection of unique clinker bricks for sale.
Old Pasadena Clinkers
This collection offers clinker bricks for sale 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.
Darker tones and black burn marks and jagged remnants characterize the Tudor collection of clinker bricks, giving them an understated dignity. These brick styles for homes are often 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 clinker brick styles 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. Contact us today to buy reclaimed bricks!
Historical Genuine Clinker Bricks
The eccentric, irregular shapes and colors of clinker bricks 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 building bricks. We will be delighted to help you with custom matching for your Craftsman house restoration or new build, so when you buy bricks they will already match your project. We also ship nationwide direct to your job site. When you buy reclaimed bricks from Historical Bricks, you know you’re getting something special. Our reclaimed bricks for homes are great for increasing curb appeal
Stunning Projects & Satisfied Clients
We're In Love With Our Yard
“We have used pavers from Historical Bricks on several projects. The antique brick pavers and cobblestones contribute to the sense the pavers has been in place forever. Clients love this aspect of our work.”
Phil Liederbach, Liederbach & Graham Architects
The End Result is Beautiful
“It was such serendipity that I found you all. I desperately wanted to use antique cobblestones on our driveway and you were so great to find the perfect stone that fit our budget. Thank you!”
Over 20 Years of Excellence
Our customers include architects, designers and individuals who will not compromise on the character and authenticity of their project. Just fill out the form below, and one of our representatives will get in touch to assist with your project.
Who We Are
To save the past by reclaiming highest quality brick and stone from America’s historic towns and cities. To beautify the present by making these authentic antiques available to build or restore unique and distinctive residential and commercial properties. To protect the future by upholding the “green” principles of reclaim and reuse.
John C. Gavin, Founder
Started Historical Bricks after spending 25 years as a senior member of Leonhardt Sullivan and Associates, a management engineering consulting firm with experience in the US, Canada, South America and Europe.
Mike Gavin, Partner
Joined the family business after graduating from Butler University with a degree in Marketing and receiving a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law. Mike and his wife Annie have a son, Danny, and two daughters, Elsie and Betsy.