Thursday, November 16, 2017
This pathway in Maclay Gardens State Park was created from antique bricks that were recycled from an old street in Tampa, Florida. The bricks were originally manufactured in different cities, but most of them came from a company called Westport Paving and Brick in Baltimore, Maryland which was founded in 1905. These bricks were so popular in the early 20th century that they were shipped to many cities for construction of streets and buildings. When automobiles became more prevalent, a smoother surface was needed for streets, so many of the bricks were removed and sold for other purposes like this beautiful pathway.