Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mercer Street (New York), 1862

Laying the Nicolson Pavement in Mercer Street, New York, 1862, by E. & H.T. Anthony

Nicolson Pavement is a road surface material consisting of wooden blocks pioneered by Samuel Nicolson in the mid-eighteen hundreds.

Mercer Street today (not the exact same location)

next episode: Betsy


  1. I love the fact that, as usual, there are plenty of people ’spectating' at the workers slaving away on the comstruction!

  2. Fascinating pic. As the link points out, the wood blocks (unsurprisingly) lacked durability, for street paving.


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