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Seller: goshen-schoolhouse-1847 (3,164) 100%, Location: Glen Carbon, Illinois, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 142197076212 ONE OF A KIND - SIDEWALK - DRIVEWAY - LANDSCAPING EACH BRICK WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 10 POUNDSI HAVE OVER 14,000 ANTIQUE CULVER BLOCK BRICK THEY ARE MUSEUM QUALITY BRICKS. PRICE1-25 =$30.00 EACH26-200 =$20.00 EACH201-500 =$15.00 EACH501-1000 = $10.00 EACH1000-4800 = $7.00 EACH4800 + =$3.00 EACH IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL ( JOE 1-618-656-3781 )EACH BRICK ABOUT 10 POUNDS EACHI LIVE IN EDWARDSVILLE ILLINOIS 62025 I have sold W.C.CoCulver BlockPat May 21, 1901to the following 1. In March 2000,the Indianapolis Motor Speedway purchasedCulver Blocks. These pavers were used to extend thethree foot start/finish line of the track into theinfield plaza area. c/o Kevin Forbes of IMS 2. In August of 2000, Bobby Labonte, winner of theBrickyard 400 purchased Culver Blocks. 3. In 2002, Roger Penske purchased Culver Blocks for hisMuseum in Scottsdale, Arizona.The Museum houses his Indy 500 winning cars. 4. In 2007, IRL/Nascar purchased Culver Blocks to use in adisplay at the National Sports Museum in lowerManhatten, New York. 5. In 2009, the Madison County Historical Society usedCulver Blocks for development of a plaza between the1836 Dr. Weir home, now a Museum, and their recentlybuilt Archival Library. I have sold other types of pavers by semi loads to thefollowing Municipalities: Champaign, Springfield, Edwardsville,Lockport and Albion in Illinois, and St. Charles, Missouri.Cities have used the pavers to repair old brick streets.I have also sold semi loads of pavers to companies andindividuals who use pavers for parking lots, driveways, patios,fireplaces and exterior of homes, etc.My interest is to only sell the Culver Block pavers to IMSrelated entities. Therefore, I have held my large inventoryfor the right type of projects related to IMS,IRL and Nascar.These 100 year old bricks are clean, handsome, kiln fired,vitrified and are made by the Wabash Clay. Company ofVeedersburg', Indiana at the same period the IMS used the 3.2million in October and November, 1909. THE BRICKYARD AT SPEEDWAY INDIANAIn 1900, motor vehicles were developed and being perfected,but the United States had only dirt, rock and wood plankroads. These conditions limited the speed of theautomobiles. Recognizing that far more was needed for racing and testingthese new autos, four local businessmen decided to build ahuge motor parkway with straight aways and gradual slopedturns to allow autos to go at top speeds. The racing andtesting would allow manufacturers of autos to havespectators and observers view their performances. In theracing competition events, the manufacturers would usestripped down versions of their autos.The founding four business partners were Carl Fisher,Arthur New~y, Frank Wheeler and James Allison; They purchased320 acres of farmland six miles northwest of Indianapolisfor their.test and race site. In 1909, the 2~ mile tractwas built with tar and crushed rock as the surface.In August, the first motorcycle and auto races were held onthis track. The track surface was very unsatisfactory ,and resulted in many deaths and injuries.After the first race failure, an agreement was made withthe Wabash Clay Compaliy',of Veedersburg, Indiana to coverthe entire track with 3.2 million 10 lb. vitrified streetpaving bricks. These bricks were shipped by rail to site.and laid on their side in a bed of sand with some mortarto stabilize the brick. This whole process took place inOctober and November of 1909-63 days.This brick surface lasted from 1909 to 1936-1937. At thattime the turns and backstretch was overpaved with asphalt.Eventually all of the track was overpaved except the 3 ft.start/finish line. This 3 ft. start/finish line is to thisday still paved with Culver Block.Approximately 13 different types of brick were used to buildthe Brickyard because Wabash Clay Company subcontractedother companies as suppliers. The greatest number of bricksused were marked W.C. Culver Block, Pat May 21,1901.References : The Legendary Bricks of Indy by Tom Rollings andJohn Blazier 1992 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway a HistoryIMS Hall of Fame Museum Condition: ANTIQUE CULVER BLOCK BRICK PAVERS (OVER 15,000 Culver Block ) Pat May 21, 1901, Maker: CULVER

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