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  First Pressed Brick Streets and Alleys Laid
Category:  Transportation and Infrastructure
Brief Description:  The first pressed brick streets and alleys were laid in St. Louis in 1895. New inovations in brick manufacturing after the 1870s provided cheaper, harder, and more weather-resistant bricks that made brick street paving practical for the first time. By 1891, 39 brickyards in St. Louis were producing 245 million bricks a year. (Corbett & Miller)
Year:  1895
Decade:  1890 - 1899
Beginning Date:    1895
Ending Date:    1895



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