Monday, November 11, 2013

Butler's South Brunswick Brick Company Limited


South Brunswick Brickworks

The South Brunswick Brick Company Limited had its works near the corner of Albion Street and Henderson Street, in what is now Jones Park Brunswick. Founded and operated by Charles Butler, the bricks bare the frog impression of either "SOUTH BRUNSWICK", "S.B.B.C." or "C.BUTLER".

Early (1880s?) South Brunswick Brick
1890s version
1930s-40s C Butler - from the kiln flues during demolition 1980s.

Cream version (from the permitter wall of the works taken 1980s.

Part of the works was destroyed by fire in 1949, and the works may not have recovered. Most bricks bearing the C Butler stamp are probably 1920s-1950s.
Butler died on 11th December 1901, aged 73.


Old Melbourne Town by Michael Cannon,

From OnMyDoorstep (possibly via Trove)

Giuseppe Giudice at Charlie Butler's brickworks
 Giuseppe Giudice at Charlie Butler's brickworks

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