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GEOEGE W. BOSTWICK

In and around Sacramento there is no better known authority on brick than is the gentleman whose name is above, and his expert advice is frequently called for by manufacturers in different parts of the United States. George W. Bostwick is a native of Michigan, born in Saginaw. He attended public and high school, then engaged with a local furniture company. In 1891 he entered the music business, first in the retail line, then later as a manufacturer. For nine years he held the position of general manager for the Waldo Manufacturing Company of Saginaw, which position he filled with ability until January, 1905, when he assumed the management of the U. S. Brick corporation's plant at Michigan City, Ind. This position he occupied until June, 1910, when he moved to California and became superintendent for the Monterey Brick and Stone Company, at Monterey, and in September of the same year moved the plant to Sacramento, where the name was changed to the Sacramento Sandstone Brick Company.

Mr. Bostwick now occupies the position of secretary and man- ager of this company. The concern is making facing brick and art stone, and the products are second to none in existence, having passed the specifications of the United States government and been tested out by the University of California, also by the state engineering department. The brick is now in evidence in some of Sacramento's finest buildings, also in San Francisco and other points throughout the state.

The present enviable position occupied by this company is entirely owing to Mr. Bostwick's expert knowledge of the art of making sandstone brick, as he was one of the first men in this country to engage in its manufacture, though the industry is an old one in Germany and some other of the older countries.

Mr. Bostwick was married in 1895 to Miss A. Glover of Bay City, Mich., and four interesting children are making life worth while around his home. 


Source:
History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011