The Guignard Brick Works is an example of an early twentieth century industrial complex. It is a unique surviving example of a beehive or circular downdraft brick kiln. This type of kiln served as an important method of ñbakingî bricks from the nineteenth century well into the twentieth century. Four beehive kilns, a historic office, and other remnants of the industrial process can be found at this site. While the banks of the Congaree River contain rich clay that is ideal for brickmaking, much of the clay fired in these kilns came from the clay quarries along Congaree Creek. This site is on the National Register of Historic Places.