BRICKS BUILT THESE TOWNS
As immigrants traveled westward
and settled the Missouri valley,
they brought their skill of making bricks.
(After all, the river valleys were rich with red clay,
perfect for molding bricks, to bake in kilns.)
Wood frame houses and log cabins
gave way to houses and businesses fashioned from brick.
Even streets were paved with special bricks,
called "pavers" or cobblestones.
19th century brick homes still stand today,
while some street sections in St. Louis and St. Charles
are still paved with their original bricks.
200 years old, and still standing.
Bricks are a part of Missouri's history and heritage.
(Earliest bricks of Missouri are now collectable.
View some rare brick styles and building stones
on tomorrow's blog.)