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COLUMBIA, 11/25/11 (Op-Ed) -- In American city after American city, brick streets are being restored, not only for their historic character and charm, but for their durability and low maintenance.
In Columbia, however, brick street restoration is a piecemeal affair, often involving a fight with the city's public works department, whose leader, John Glascock, earlier this year dismissed brick street restoration proponents as "those historical people."
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The restoration of brick streets in downtown Columbia would be great. It may cost more in the outset, but lower maintenance costs have been proven.Reply