Bricks and the Industrial Revolution

Brick has a long history of use as a building material - in one form or another, it’s been in use for thousands of years. And though today brick is mostly used as a high end architectural finish (thanks to those thousands of years of history, people have grown attached to the aesthetics of it), up until the mid-20th century it was the standard material for constructing a building. Industrialized countries made billions of bricks every year to build everything from houses, to factories, to office buildings.

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