Tri States Public Radio Staff
Tue May 31, 2005
Collapsed Brick Kiln Undergoes Transformation
Colchester, IL – A fallen brick kiln at the former Moses King Brickyard in Colchester is being used as raw material for the walking surface of a labyrinth. The 11-acre site features a sprial sculpture garden, along with other gardens and sculpture. The seven-circuit labyrinth is based on designs found at archeologicl sites around the world. The Brickyard also has four remaining beehive kilns remaining from the brickmaking days. The yard produced bricks until 1968. Now owner Dev wants to turn the brickyard into a place to produce art.