Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pic Today 1/18/12







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.)








11 comments:

  1. The love your country ... that says a lot about you, well ...
    Dear Rick, I love your background, your photos, your way of seeing your world ...
    It was a pleasure to find my way ...
    A thousand kisses, my heaven.

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  2. Una interesante historia sobre el ladrillo y unas magníficas fotografías para ilustrar tu artículo. Un abrazo Rick

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  3. Bricks, you know what they say about someone looking so darn good - "You are built like a brick s#!thouse! :) Are these buildings still in use?

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    1. Yes, very much in use. Don't you love it?

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  4. I adore old building, especially the ones with old painted signs, probably has lead on paint, Hehe, saw a lot from Texas to North Carolina. I alsway want to convert an old building to a nice spacious studio apartment but will probably cost my entire retirement saving.

    About your question, an acorn a day will take more than one year! Thank you for your kind words, always.

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  5. There is so much character in each of these photographs Rick.
    Truly wonderful images.
    I just love the water wheel.
    Fantastic composition!

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  6. Dear Rick, I love the color of those bricks! Here we still buid houses with bricks,in my area the clay is not so red, it's almost pink, beautiful too.Can't wait for tommorrow's post. xoxo

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  7. I love your love for your state :)

    Have a great day

    Love,
    Bhags

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  8. yes, I'll return, tomorrow :))
    very nice :))

    http://youtu.be/r0uBYl7t16E

    :))))

    i'm missing you my friend.

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  9. the first two pictures are my favorites. It's always nice to see old houses like this still standing :)
    xo,
    A.

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