National Brick Company
Even though it lay in the suburb of Niles Center, the National Brick Company’s plant was called the “Evanston Plant.”
National Brick’s Evanston Brickyard took its clay from a region just west of McCormick Boulevard. This area now contains Federal-Mogul Corporation Skokie, Sealing Systems (formerly Fel-Pro) 7450 N. McCormick Boulevard, Skokie, IL, Klein Tools, and other industrial facilities. The clay was transported on an electric tram under McCormick and a bridle path that ran from Devon Avenue to Green Bay Road, and over a bridge spanning the North Shore Channel to the brickyard.