GENERAL VIEW OF EASTERN BEEHIVE BRICK, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. KILNS 1A, 2A, 3A, AND 4A IN FOREGROUND. GAS VALVE AND METERING HOUSE TO LEFT OF PICTURE. - Jenkins Brick Company, Plant No. 2, HAER AL-185-1.tif
GENERAL VIEW OF EASTERN BEEHIVE BRICK, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. KILNS 1A, 2A, 3A, AND 4A IN FOREGROUND. GAS VALVE AND METERING HOUSE TO LEFT OF PICTURE. - Jenkins Brick Company, Plant No. 2, Furnace Street, Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL
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Significance: The most distinctive feature of the site today is the set of twelve remaining Minter System down draft kilns. Constructed in 1923, 1925, and 1941, the kilns are part of a waste-heat reuse system that brought heat from cooling kilns back to the dryer tunnels and to other kilns in various stages of the burning process. In use in various parts of the United States and Canada, Minter kilns were most popular with Southern brickmakers. These are some of the last of the Minter System kilns still in existence.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N953
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1348
Survey number: HAER AL-185
Building/structure dates: 1906 Initial Construction