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Foundations
of W-S

Photo by Jay Sinclair

Building
Winston-Salem

Finding Black's Brick

It's easy to assume that business
tycoons like R.J. Reynolds and P.H.
Hanes built Winston-Salem. But it was
brickmaker George Black who -
quite literally - laid the foundation for
the city we know today.
The son of former slaves, Black came
to Winston in 1889 and took a job at
Hitchcock Brickyard, where he learned
the ancient art of brick-making. In the
1920s, he began making his own bricks
by hand, molding them out of Carolina
red clay. His bricks became revered
for their durability, and customers
bought up all he could make. Among
his clients was R.J. Reynolds, who
reportedly ordered more than a million
bricks to build his tobacco factories.
While the brick industry became
largely mechanized over the years,
Black never changed his approach.
He continued to churn out thousands
of bricks daily, handcrafting them
behind his home. You can still see
signs of his handiwork all over town,

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from sidewalks in Old Salem to
mansions in Buena Vista, a prestigious
neighborhood just outside downtown.

Black's brickwork around town
George Black House and Brickyard
111 Dellabrook Road
On the National Register of Historic
Places. Black resided here from 1934,
until his death in 1980.
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Salem College Library
601 S. Church Street
Former YWCA (Now the Glade at
West End condominiums)
1100 Block of Glade Street
The Black-Phillips-Smith Building
2301 N. Patterson Avenue
Sawtooth School for Visual Art
251 N. Spruce Street

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