Custom Pool Project Ideas

Hardscaping your outdoor living spaces requires as much style and quality as your interior rooms. That’s why brick is growing in popularity — especially the unrivalled beauty of reclaimed vintage bricks. Explore the possibilities as our clients show off their projects, from pool decks to fire pits.

Antique European Blend Cobblestone Pool – New Paltz, NY

Classic use of antique reclaimed cobblestone in this beautiful pool area in New York. 

Old Chicago Pool and Patio – Brentwood, CA

This expansive pool and patio area proves that you can use Old Chicagos in wide areas without them ever becoming boring. Their soft shades of buffs and pinks create a variegated effect that’s endlessly interesting. Reclaimed from Chicago’s demolished warehouses, many of them are stamped with the “union made” logo.

Old Chicago Fire Pit

Here we see Old Chicagos paving a patio and building an inviting fire pit. Their intriguing worn effects come from a century of duty in Chicago warehouses and depots. The “union made” stamp on many of them bears witness to their proud heritage of quality and durability. They’re available in lighter hues of buff and pink.

Purington Paver Fire Pit

Made in Illinois at the renowned Purington Brickyards, these pavers were preferred throughout 19th century America for the exceptional durability. We reclaim them from demolished city streets so that they can find new life in new projects such as this in-ground fire pit. We think it’s the perfect design to show off their weathered charm.


Purington Pool Project – Barrington, IL

You won’t find anything like these weathered, variegated bricks in recently manufactured products. These are the genuine vintage article, produced in the famous Purington Brickyards for 19th century America’s streets and other outdoor areas. The dark palette of maroon to dark purple makes a strong contrast with the pool’s brilliant turquoise.


Purington Pool Project – Philadelphia, PA

Thanks to their rich, red/purple medley, reclaimed Antique Puringtons are a favorite for pool decks where the designer wants a bold color contrast. They are also a practical choice for wet environments such as a pool surround, having withstood weather and traffic in the streets of historic American towns for 100 years or more.

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Historical Street Pavers

Made to withstand centuries of heavy traffic, these vintage street pavers for sale are reclaimed from quaint old streets throughout the Midwest. Choose from America’s largest selection to create your one-of-a-kind driveway, patio or walkway. After more than 100 years, these reclaimed street pavers are still in superb condition, with durability and charm unmatched today. And they will not fade as modern concrete pavers do. We will be delighted to help you find the perfect size, color and texture antique recycled brick pavers for your project, and ship nationwide direct to your job site. While you’re looking for antique brick pavers for sale, you can find inspiration for your next project in our gallery of street paver bricks. Be sure to also check out our sidewalk pavers.


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
Chicago, IL
newly finished antique brick patio project

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!”

Private Homeowner
Charlotte, NC




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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.

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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.

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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.

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