Last post I said I was finished with this subject. Wrong. Here are a few more details that may interest you terra cotta heads out there. Many of you may not be aware that Maplewood is only about a mile or so from an area that once was the location of at least two major producers of ornamental terra cotta. Winkle Terra Cotta Company, a large national supplier, was located at 5739 Manchester which is very close to the old Central Hardware location just east of Hampton. St. Louis Terra Cotta Company was apparently right next door at 5801-15 Manchester. That area was once known as Cheltenham and was home to many other industries that produced items from the clay deposits found there. There are very many known mines in the area.