I'm One of Those People Now
I even KNOW someone that this happened to. Her friend who lived about an hour and half away told her about an old factory that was being torn down nearby where the friend lived. My friend picked up a couple loads of bricks. She bordered her flower beds with them. Some of them had a stamp on them that said "Dunn Company". It turns out that a company that used to be less than five miles from her house had made the bricks. The company is no longer around, but it's bricks have come home.
And I always thought to myself, "Luckies! Why can't I find an old building being torn down and drag home a load of beautiful old bricks.
And now I AM one of those people!! My neighbor's parents just built a brand new house and were tearing down their old one - really OLD one. The fireplace was made out of solid clay bricks, and I got some!
Here I have part of a load laid out in a garden pathway to get a feel for how they will look.
And there are still plenty of bricks to be had. That's what I will be doing all weekend. hauling bricks and helping with the rest of the building clean up. It will be well worth the effort!