Bellefontaine, Ohio: Oldest Concrete Street in America

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Address:
Court St., Bellefontaine, OH
Directions:
A statue of George Bartholemew guards the entrance to Court Ave. on the east side of S. Main St. Court Ave. is the south street in the courthouse square.
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Oldest Concrete Street in America

Newfangled paving material was guaranteed for five years when it was poured in 1891. Only foot traffic is allowed now, so it should last for several more centuries.

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Mr. Concrete.

Oldest Concrete Street in America

You can still get down the street even if the courthouse is under construction. The street is still in good shape, although its historical marker is getting worn a bit.

[cydav, 09/25/2015]

Mr. Concrete.

Oldest Concrete Street in America

Mr. Concrete is at the head of his street.

[Amanda Mueller, 08/05/2015]

George Bartholemew, AKA "Mr. Concrete," stands on his concrete street -- a pedestrian-only thoroughfare since 1991, when the statue was erected.


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