Presenting a collection of St. Louis bricks, sidewalk markers, and the Fleur-de-lis as architectural detail on and in city buildings, brick collecting, urban exploration, and my life by Christian Herman. Reporting from Tower Grove South in St. Louis, MO.
This is a paver brick from my alley, snatched prior to the alley being paved over.
Hydraulic-Press Brick was located on the south west corner of Kingshighway with various brick yards that produced both common and front (decorative) brick.
Hydraulic-Press Brick Company was owned by T.S. Eliot's father.