Brick Yard and Tile Company: News and Articles
This page contains links to articles and stories about Mission Clay Products Company from 1930 to 1960.
Mission Clay Products Company, "a thriving business" in 1930
A full-page ad about Olive, CA was featured
in the Orange County Fair Edition of the 1930 Orange (Cal.) Daily
News. This ad, sponsored in part by Mission Clay Products Company,
includes the following description of the company: "Adjacent
to Olive is one of the largest tile and brick plants in the county,
that does a thriving business."
- Advertisement courtesy Sherman Library and Gardens
Wall of home made of bricks from Olive, CA
According to Dr. William O. Hendricks, Director
of the research library at Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del
Mar, one of the walls of the 1940s house at the library is made of bricks
that came from Olive, CA. Historian Gordon McClelland and I believe
these bricks were most likely manufactured by Mission Clay Products
Company, an important maker of bricks in the region for many decades.
Mission Clay Products' expansion in 1959
Business for Mission Clay Products Company
still must have been thriving in the late 1950s. In an article from
the January 25, 1959 edition of Los Angeles Times entitled "Clay
Pipe Plant to Be Enlarged," the following news was reported:
- Source: ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Los Angeles Times (1881 - 1986)
NOTE: The expansion was made to the north of the existing property. Compare the 1959 U.S. Geological Survey aerial map and 1970 U.S.G.S. aerial map images to see the differences in the boundaries before and after the expansion.
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