Tim Schroll

Rich Egger

A lot of financial and sweat equity is being poured into the historic old brick-making site in Colchester.

Rich Egger

McDonough County’s only National Historic District now includes a museum. The one room building contains artifacts from the old Moses King National Brick and Tiles Work Company near Colchester.

One of the artifacts is a brick signed by company founder Moses King. Current owners Tim Schroll and Dev said they stumbled across it one day among the countless bricks on the grounds.

Schroll said it was akin to coming across a needle in a haystack.

Rich Egger

Rich Egger's guest is Tim Schroll of the Moses King Brick & Tile Works National Historic District near Colchester.

Schroll said that after years of searching for an engineering firm, they've found one willing to tackle the process of rehabilitating the Brickyard's beehive kilns.

“In fact, they're so excited about it that they've assigned a grant worker to our case to try to raise the funds for the structural analysis, which is the first step in the process of getting the kilns rebuilt,” said Schroll.