History. Architecture. Arts. Travel.
On this day in 1891, George Bartholemew convinced the city council of Bellefontaine, Ohio to be the first city in America to improve the roads using concrete. He guaranteed that what was once called “artificial stone” would last up to five years. Little did anyone know concrete would prove resilient more than 100 years later. You can stroll down this street, but leave your motor vehicles at home -- gotta preserve those gorgeous concrete-filled streets!