|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1851|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1931|
Cary Barr was born in White Co., Indiana. He came to Streator when he was 41, attracted by the railroads which were here. He invested in the clay deposits and acquired 100 acres of land in the south part of town. He went on to produce building and paving bricks of high quality. He saw the future for the use of paving bricks as the automobile came into the transportation scene.
Barr Clay Company began in 1892 and continued as such until 1923. Some of the structures made with Barr brick included the Civic Opera House and Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. Some bricks were shipped to Panama to be used in connection with the building of the Panama Canal. Many streets in Streator were paved with Barr bricks. Some streets still remain. His early interest in railroads led to his involvement in Streator's streetcar system. He was a Trustee of Riverview Cemetery Association. Funds were acquired from a bequest by him to build the Mary Urban Barr Memorial Building at Riverview Cemetery in memory of his wife.
-Riverview Cemetery: A self guided tour, 2nd ed. p 13.
Moses Shepherd Barr (1821 - 1899)
Melissa Ann Marquess Barr (1827 - 1860)
Mary Urban Barr (1852 - 1914)*
Pinckney Frank Barr (1849 - 1912)*
Cary Calvert Barr (1851 - 1931)
Annette Luella Barr Carroll (1857 - 1887)*
Wilsie Wilbur Barr (1882 - 1956)**
Plot: Block 16 Row 12
GPS (lat/lon): 41.12435, -88.85061
Maintained by: Dr B
Originally Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31716898