Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day 213, 29 May 2013

This morning, it didn't seem like this was going to be a very exciting day at the worksite.  All the machinery seemed to be occupied with the task of smoothing out the dirt surface to a uniform flatness. Work was concentrated at the two ends of the project, especially the north end. 

Then at about 9:00, i noticed that a large pile of bricks had been unearthed. I would love to know the source of these old bricks, whether some earlier structure stood on this site or they were just added as filler. It's possible that they were surplus from the paving of Glenwood and Wayne Avenues, both of which are still brick-paved between Farwell and Morse. 

When i returned at the end of the day, those mysterious old bricks were neatly stacked on a pallet. 

I was also surprised to see that one of the few remaining sections of wall had been demolished and all the dirt from the north end of the site had been dug out to ground level. The crew certainly had a busy day today!

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