Thursday, July 9, 2009

Before Concrete, Before Asphalt

A quick bike ride east of Divisadero yesterday revealed some usually hidden history: paving stones. With the repaving underway on McAllister and a few side streets, I found on one block of Pierce Street large blocks of stone previously used for the street surface exposed with the concrete and asphalt usually covering them removed. Today we complain about potholes but earlier residents in these "Outer Lands" coped with some very bumpy rides.

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