United States Glazed Brick & Pottery

AddressFar west 8th Street on embankment north of 8th and west of irrigation ditch, Golden
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
Source"Colorado Transcript" May 6, 1909
OtherGeijsbeek Pottery
Initialdate1998-10-16 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1998-10-16 00:00:00-06
HistoryWhat came to be known as the United States Glazed Brick & Pottery plant was started in the defunct Geijsbeek Pottery plant on May 4, 1909 under the leadership of J.F. Hunt and management of William Kulow. From 1909-14 this plant made a variety of experimental glazed materials, including white glazed brick and pottery ware. Hunt originally came from the Columbia pottery at Kokomo, Indiana following his admiration of the quality of Golden clays in pottery manufacture. Hunt also came from Kokomo in 1907 with a party of potters seeking to open a plant for the manufacture of stoneware, but exhausted their funds before opening and only Kulow persevered to open this plant. The three known buildings remaining known to have used the experimental glazed brick from this plant (using molds obtained from the defunct Cambria works in Golden) include Union Station in Denver, and the Quaintance Block and Maas Residence in Golden.