oldbrickroad

The First Brick Road: How Brick Streets Were Laid in the Late 1800s and Early 1900s

Bricks have been around for centuries, bringing with them both beauty and functionality. As roads became more sophisticated and horse drawn carts and early automobiles began to populate them, bricks became especially important. How brick streets were laid in the late 1800s, early 1900s is an interesting story. The Beginning Before the late 19th and early 20th century, most streets…

Antique Reclaimed Granite Cobblestone – $15

What Do You Really Know about Cobblestone?

Cobblestone roads are uncommon these days. At one time, however, road builders used cobblestones in many cities and towns. Building contractors also used them to create buildings. What do you really know about cobblestone history? Let’s take some time to explore the history of cobblestone streets in a little depth. True cobblestones, the building material…

Brick Street Pavers

What to Consider When Choosing Brick Street Pavers

Brick street pavers are making a comeback with many home buyers. The market for these vintage or “old-world” bricks has largely grown because of advanced manufacturing technology. As a result, consumers can choose from several options in sizes, colors and textures. If you’re considering brick street pavers, here are some basic guidelines for selecting the vintage…