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pen and ink drawing of a brick factory, including 6 kilns with rounded roofs
Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company as shown in the 1893 Golden Globe Industrial Edition – click to enlarge

105 Years Ago

The June 5, 1919 Colorado Transcript informed us that the Golden Fire Brick company was switching from steam power to electricity.

The installation of the electric power units will make possible the enlargement of the plant which has become necessary because of the constantly increasing demand for the splendid product of this plant. Considerable new machinery is now being installed, and the new kilns are being built, which will enable the plant to double its capacity. The power is supplied by the local power company, and the electrical equipment is the best to be had.

The brick company was located on the north side of 8th Street, along the Colorado & Southern Railroad tracks.

3D drawing of Golden in 1882 with enlarged section showing the brickworks, with several smokestacks producing black smoke
Brick Company highlighted on the 1882 Birdseye View Map of Golden click to enlarge

The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the historic issues. You’ll find old Transcripts online at