The surface of these bricks look as if holes have been poked into them. Usually there's another color along the surface, this was achieved by using salt or sand in the molds and often the kilns (up or down drafts) contributed to the final style of the brick.

The bond (how the bricks were 'stacked') used in these photos is called Stretcher. Bonds were selected for aesthetics, strength or economy.

These photos are from the TGS area.

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