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The Purington Brick Yards at one time comprised the largest brick factory in the world. It was in continuous operation from approximately 1880,
when an old brick works on the site was purchased by the Purington brothers, until 1974. The company's largest order came during World War II,
when 20,000,000 bricks were ordered by Dupont for the contsruction of a munitions factory in southern Indiana. Purington's work force labored
for over 140 days, loading 7-8 CB&Q freight cars daily. The buildings and kilns of the plant can still be seen just north of Milepost 51
on I-74. There are a number of websites with information on the history of the company and its products. We would welcome any additional
information on Internet resources that we can share with visitors to the BRHS website.