Northern Clay Company/Gladding McBean

The Northern Clay Company, later known as Gladding McBean, famously produced the architectural terra cotta that adorns many of the high rise buildings in Seattle and Tacoma. The terra cotta industry in Auburn used clay from the Green River Valley, laborers from Auburn, designers from Vienna, and fired their work with coal from Black Diamond—all shipped out on the Northern Pacific.

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