Mysterious Front Street Road Pavers Emerge

Never thought about the paving that covered Front Street west of Union in the first years of the 20th century?  Neither did the workers who unearthed antique paving bricks (“pavers”).  By surprise, they discovered a whole roadbed of them, each one of which will have to be removed before resurfacing begins.  Perhaps, we are told, they will be reused in building projects around the area. 

Who, among our readers, knows something about the Nelsonville, Ohio, brickworks that produced the specimens photographed here?  How are “pavers” different from building bricks?  All you stone masons, lovers of antique bricks, and internet junkies go to work and educate us!

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