This April, the Portland cement Association joined the American Concrete Pavement Association in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the first concrete street. More than 150 people gathered to mark the anniversary.
PCA President and CEO Jim Toscas celebrated the occasion in Bellefontaine, Ohio, along with industry and local leaders.
Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler gave a brief history of the project and pointed out the former Family Pharmacy where Mr. Bartholomew experimented with concrete formulas.
Former City Councilman Robert Notestine recounted how he argued to preserve Court Avenue 54 years ago when the city considered paving over the concrete pads with asphalt.
Many give credit to the road as the start of America’s current infrastructure.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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