Specializing in Chicago Antique Brick since 1968
2222 S. Halsted Street. Chicago, IL 60608 | Phone: 312-733-2600 | Email

Reclaimed Chicago Common Brick

We specialize in reclaimed Chicago common bricks which are taken from the demolition of buildings in and around the Chicagoland area. During the reclamation process the majority of the old mortar is removed and the bricks are palleted. The brick we reclaim was manufactured from the late 1890s through the mid 1960s. Chicago common brick is classified into four different color or style choices. There are variations and blends of these styles that we can match to your project’s unique specifications.

Color Ranges and Styles


Also called “Black and Tans” or “Old Chicago’s” it is the standard Chicago brick that has a mixture of color with the classic Chicago look. The full range brick is the most common brick in our yard, but it has the largest variance in color. Read more >


This style was produced from the 1920s to the late 1960s. The range in quality and consistency is vast with the buff brick because of length of time this brick was manufactured. The color range for the buff brick has a yellow base and a variety of pinks and blacks in the blend. Read more >


Pink bricks were produced from the 1940s to the late 1960s and have a high consistency in both color and quality. The color ranges from a light pink color that begins to blend into the buff (yellow), and extends to a deep coral colored red that are a favorite for pool decks and patios in Florida and throughout the Caribbean. Read more >


The Chicago Handmade Brick was originally manufactured in the 1880s and 1890s. The Handmades possess a large range of different colors from light yellows to black with some great red tones. Read more >

Dimensions and Specifications

8″ L x 2-1/4″ H x 3-3/4″ D

Walls: 7 bricks per Square Foot

Pavers: 4.5 per Square Foot

530 bricks per pallet

Colonial Brick Co.

2222 S. Halsted Street
Chicago IL 60608
Phone: 312-733-2600

Our Brickyard is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.

We are usually available on Saturdays. Please call to schedule.

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