This brick originates from Chicago as a kiln fired brick produced from the late 1800’s until the early 1970’s. They are recovered from demolished buildings and go through cleaning processes that may leave some mortar attached or completely cleaned. The surface of the brick will be imprinted with “Chicago Brick Co.” along with other marks identifying production, etc. Every lot of brick have differing shades but generally are light to medium pink or salmon color. These shades are highlighted with gold, yellow and spots of black. The bricks are very irregular in shape due to how they were produced which requires a slightly different installation process. Old Chicago brick are dense and hold a lot of moisture so they have a tendency to attract mold. These are perfect for someone wanting a rustic look with little maintenance.