Friday, August 30, 2013

Still Walking on Purington Bricks

Around the Midwest, it is possible to spot remnant brick pavement like this sidewalk located at Wilton, Iowa's train depot. Purington Brick (sometimes the word Pavers is used) was produced in nearby at East Galesburg, Illinois through 1949. Wilton's small train station, now a museum was built in 1898 and this brick walkway is presumably from that era - making the red colored rectangles a staggering 115 years old! Purington bricks are cherished for their aged look and durability. These reclaimed bricks are often used for restoration projects and new construction. Perhaps Wilton's bricks will look this good for another 115 years.

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