Brick Street – College

Paving of streets in brick was widespread in American cities between c. 1900 and 1930, particularly in downtown areas, fine residential neighborhoods, and on major thoroughfares. Most of College Avenue between Berry and Pennsylvania was paved in 1910 by the Texas Bitulithic Co. Property owners along each block were assessed for the work and often chose a less expensive type of paving than brick. It is not certain that this was the only block on College Avenue paved in brick; others may have been asphalted over, as has happened in many instances in Fort Worth. The remaining brick streets in the survey area are eligible as a group for inclusion on the National Register, as examples of a significant phase in American street technology. This particular stretch is no longer paved with brick.

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