” Stewart held that the key to establishing a great business was to make friends with the customers and encourage their return. Stewart & Co. The brickyard continued into existence until 1981 variously known as Bethpage Brickworks Queens County Brick Manufacturing Company and (after Nassau County split from Queens County in 1899) Nassau Brick Company.
Stewart also had branches of his company in different parts of the world and owned several mills and factories. Alexander Turney Stewart (October 12 1803 – April 10 1876) was a successful Irish entrepreneur who made his multi-million fortune in what was at the time the most extensive and lucrative dry goods business in the world. He spent a short time teaching before returning to Ireland to receive the money his grandfather had left him purchase some Belfast linens and laces and return to New York to open a store.