NORTH HAVEN BRICKERS
America’s first brickyard was established along the banks of the Quinnipiac River in North Haven. Our town's early brickmaking industry was instrumental to the growth and development of the town.
With more than a dozen brick factories operating in North Haven at the peak of the Industrial Revolution, North Haven earned the nickname “BRICKTOWN”.
North Haven has a proud history and deserves an identity that represents both the origins of our town, and the traits that embody our community.
The brickmakers, or "BRICKERS", who laid the foundation for North Haven serve as an ideal symbol of strength and unity. This is a name, unique to North Haven, which personifies the unyielding spirit of our town.
North Haven's immigrant population exploded with the brickyard boom. Factory owner, Ezra Stiles, (who later would serve as President of Yale University) was known to travel to New York City to shake hands with immigrants first landing in America. If their hands felt callused from work in Italy’s brickyards Stiles would hire them and even buy their train tickets to North Haven.
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Eventually I. L. Stiles & Son Brick Company in North Haven would become the largest manufacturer of brick in New England. The BRICKERS wordmark draws inspiration from the Stiles brick font.
The proud history of brickmaking in North Haven is reason enough to qualify BRICKERS as an ideal mascot for our town. A brick is actually featured on the town seal alongside a Quinnipiac Native American, a bow and arrow (the mark of Montowese) as well as the town’s Civil War Memorial cannon). The name Brickers it’s also extremely distinctive; it is so unique that no other high school in America uses the name.