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Bricks on Broadway

1 to 600 Broadway Ave., Davenport, OK

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Several blocks of Broadway in downtown Davenport are still paved with bricks from the Davenport Brick & Tile Company that were laid in 1925 or 1926. The road is a little narrower outside the main business district where it widens to accomodate parking. Wide concrete shoulder strips hold the brick in place on top of a sand base. The brick plant operated from 1911 to 1929.

The brick street ran from Frisco on the south to 6th St on the north basically connecting Route 66 on the north (at 7th) and the Frisco Railroad Depot on the south.

The brick paved section of Broadway Ave was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Photo(s): 2012



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