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#917:  Green Brae Brick Kiln

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Location:

125 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur

37.944783,-122.505634

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

This brick kiln on the San Quentin Peninsula is the only surviving structure of the Remillard Brick Company, once the largest brick manufacturer on the Pacific Coast. During its 103 years of operation, its bricks were used to rebuild Ghirardelli Square, the Palace Hotel, and other San Francisco structures after the 1906 earthquake.


From the plaque:

The Remillard Brick Company, of which the Green Brae Brick Kiln is the only surviving structure, was by 1900 the largest brickmaking firm on the Pacific Coast. The kiln is one of the few remaining examples of the Hoffman type kiln in the U.S. and is an engineering landmark of statewide significance. The kiln supplied much of the brick required to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake, and the Remillard Brick Company served as a chief supplier of bricks for the entire Pacific coast. It was closed in 1915.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Intermark Interests Inc., October 21, 1989.



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