View of the Brazil Clay Company in Brazil, Indiana. Several round domed buildings, presumably kilns, line the company grounds. Tall brick chimney structures are interspersed among the domed buildings. Concrete blocks are stacked in the foreground.
Brazil Clay Company was established in 1905. Their main product was “impervious face brick,” meaning bricks to be used on the face of buildings. Here, the company was still fairly new and production was booming as the rows of products in the...
Clay County (Ind.); Brickmaking; Brickworks; Factories
View of a commercial block in Stilesville, Indiana. A group of men stand in front of the buildings which include an I.O.O.F. building. A restaurant and drugstore occupy the lower levels of the buildings.
Storefronts; Business districts; Restaurants; Drugstores; Men
This 1908 postcard is of Stilesville, in the southwest corner of Hendricks County. Several branches of Mill Creek flow near the town. Stilesville was a popular stopping place for western-bound pioneers before the railroads bypassed it.
Hendricks County (Ind.); Business districts; Buildings; Restaurants; Drugstores; General stores; Dirt roads
The county seat for Clay County was moved from Bowling Green to Brazil in 1877. On January 25th, the records were moved to the new courthouse at Brazil. The current courthouse shown here, was built in 1914 and was designed by J.W. Gaddis of...
The first courthouse was built in 1824 and was followed by three more within the next 50 years. The older 1866 structure pictured here was replaced by the present facility in 1925. John F. Bayard of Vincennes was the architect for the current...
April 22, 1910
Vermillion County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities
Platted in 1873, Clay City, once known as “The Y”, developed because of its location along the Cincinnati & Terre Haute Railway. The coal industry helped the town to grow and at one time there were five mines on the outskirts of the city.
Clay County (Ind.); Storefronts; Stores & shops; Streets; Business districts; Awnings; Dirt roads; Carriages & coaches; Carts & wagons
View of Main Street in Carbon, Indiana. Some of the buildings appear to be vacant. Two men are standing in the doorway of a building on the corner while another man stands on the sidewalk. There are wheel tracks in the dirt road.
Carbon, Indiana was founded in 1870 by the Carbon Block Coal Company, who named it for its resource. The town was ravaged by a fire in 1905 that was caused by sparks from a passing train. It destroyed many of the business houses. This view shows...
Clay County (Ind.); Business districts; Streets; Storefronts; Stores & shops; Dirt roads; Utility poles
A large group of men and boys from the First Methodist Sunday School in Brazil, Indiana pose in front of the church. The church is brick with stained glass windows including two large rose windows. A handful of men pose on the window ledges of the...
Methodist churches; Stained glass; Sunday schools; Men; Boys
View of the public library in Brazil, Indiana. The stone building has a red roof and a stairway leading from the sidewalk up to the main entrance. Classical-style architecural elements of the library include a pediment with a half-circle window and...
Public libraries; Stone buildings; Pediments; Windows; Columns
Rockport became the seat of Spencer County in 1818. The current courthouse was built in 1921 and is the county’s fifth. In October 1844, Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech in the third courthouse on behalf of Henry Clay, the Whig presidential...
Spencer County (Ind.); Courthouses; Libraries; Government facilities
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