One Thing Leads To Another
One brick leads to the next brick and one blog post leads to another blog post.
On a post of Chicken-Fat yesterday of the Marietta Scene, Kenju made the comment she liked those bricks paving the street.
The above picture was taken in 1917. A large crowd is standing around and watching brick mason “Little Jim” Lucus. He, alone, laid all the bricks in downtown Marietta, sometimes laying as many as 1700 bricks a day. He was an employee of Pittman Construction Company in Atlanta.*
The mayor James Brumby looks down at his daughter which she and The crowd look on in awe and respect at Little Jim methodically doing his masonry.
I bet after Jim returned to Atlanta at night, if he took the trolley, he would have to sit in the back. Shame.
* Image of America, MARIETTA 1833-2000 by James Bolan Glover V, Joe McTyre, & Rebecca Nash Paden.