Brick Streets in Homer Illinois

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A presentation for the Homer Historical Society about brick streets in Homer Illinois.

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Brick Streets in Homer Illinois

  1. 1. Brick Streets
  2. 3. Homer’s Path to Pavement <ul><li>Mayor Herman Smoot proposed pavement in November 1908 </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous law suites held up the pavement until April 1909 </li></ul><ul><li>Owners adjacent were assessed per foot for pavement </li></ul><ul><li>The village returned 5% of their assessments after the project was completed </li></ul>
  3. 6. Main Street looking southeast – Jurgensmeyer building on left
  4. 7. Main Street looking North – Hess building on Left
  5. 8. Labor was composed of Immigrants and African Americans

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