Takin’ it to the streets

4 September, 2008 (11:07) | Pittsburgh

Did you know that there is a wooden street in pittsburgh?  Roslyn Place in Shadyside is the only one.  It’s hard to tell from the google street view, but you can certainly see the color.  Here‘s an article on the history, or really, lack of historical knowledge.  It’s a historic landmark though, so it will be around for a while.

This reminds me of red dog roads.  Know what those are?  Red dog was a biproduct of mining that was used to pave roads.  It was a red colored gravel or brick chip like material.  I couldn’t find any google images, but I there were roads like this back in the country where I grew up.  They might still be around…