Bricks of Buffalo and Beyond: The Clement Brick Museum
The Clement Brick Museum, the result of 40 years of collecting “branded’ bricks, is a step back into history. Typical categories of branded bricks include Native American, slave, prison, common industrial and international bricks. Among the most prized bricks in the collection are ones from the many Buffalo-area brickyards and ones used in historic local buildings, including the Guaranty Building, the Martin House, and the Larkin Soap Company. See photos of some of the collection here.
As of April 2016, the collection includes about 8,500 bricks on display in a double-length garage and outdoor patio, not including the driveway bricks. Jane Clement is past president the International Brick Collectors Society; Frank Clement is the current vice-president of the organization that boasts about 400 active members. They travel annually across the country to trade and unearth bricks with historic value.
This tour will meet at the Clement Brick Museum at 6291 Milestrip Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127.
- Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for this tour.
- All credit card payments must be made in advance. Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour.
- If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.
- This tour is approximately ninety minutes in length.
- Cameras are encouraged!