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Old Posted Mar 15, 2015, 9:49 PM
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I found this 1923 advert for the International Harvester Company on eBay recently. I'm only posting the top half because the lower half just contains a load of boasting about their trucks that has nothing to do with Los Angeles. I didn't immediately remember the Simons Brick Co, but the name has come up a couple of times before. MichaelRyerson mentioned "the arrival of the three Simons brothers in 1880" in post# 14216 and tovangar2 even posted a picture of one of their bricks in post# 12443.


eBay

The advert below is from the 1923 CD, the same year as the advert above. It publicizes the "Simons Vacuum Wall System" and their hollow tiles.


LAPL

I'm guessing that the Simons brothers were part of Simons and Hubbard. This is their listing from the 1886/87 CD.


LAPL

The first mention I found of the Simons Brick Co is in the 1900/01 CD, where their address is listed as 223 Stimson Block. By 1909 they were at the 125 W 3rd Street address as seen in the 1923 CD advert above. By 1927, their advert lists these plants.


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By 1932, the Simons Brick Co had moved their main office to 1195 S Boyle Avenue. They were still there in 1942, the last listing I found.
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