Archive for Wednesday, September 8, 1999

OLD HOME TOWN 100

September 8, 1999

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IN 1899

On Sept. 8, 1899, the Lawrence World told of a controversy regarding what should be used as the base material under the soon-to-be laid brick paving. The city engineer Holland Wheeler recommended that instead of concrete, macadam should be used. The World told of a city council decision adopting macadam. The under construction brick plant in the city had generated a great deal of concern over this decision for some reason according to the World.

-- Courtesy Watkins Community Museum

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