The photo above is of the Claycraft Brick Company kiln yard showing the large beehive kilns used to fire the bricks. Located at the intersection of Morrison and Claycraft Roads in Gahanna, the company was originally founded as the Columbus Clay Products circa. 1910. By 1911 it was changed to Claycraft Mining and Brick Company.
The bricks were chosen by Robert Lazarus with the help of world renowned Industrial designer, Raymond Lowey. They were made by the Claycraft company and were part of their "Colorifics" line. There were several shades of blue mixed to give the Lazarus buildings a unique and modern look. While the bricks were used on other Lazarus buildings, only the bricks from the Kingsdale store were salvaged. Now they are ready for a place of honor in your memorabilia of good times in UA.
The sale will be held on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. and the following Sunday, July 17, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the UA Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road.
Bricks are for sale for a suggested minimum donation of $50 for one brick or $100 for three bricks. All proceeds benefit the Upper Arlington Community Center Capital Campaign, in partnership with the Upper Arlington Community Foundation.
You many preorder your brick(s) below. Sales can be made with cash, check, or credit/debit cards.