What is this pile of bricks?
These bricks are stamped PBYCo which stands for Park Brick Yard Company, a San Diego brick making company that operated in the late 1800s. Bricks like these helped date and locate the original location of the McCoy House which I posted about yesterday. A few other structures have been identified as being built with bricks from this company - the Villa Montezuma and the Brooklyn and Grand Hotels which were torn down and reconstructed into the Horton Grand Hotel. Click here to read a fascinating article about the Park Brick Yard Company and the brick making process.