One of the most recognizable landmarks of downtown Minden is Main Street with its bricks. We often like to mention Minden’s brick streets, but as was pointed out to me by a relative newcomer, we now only have a single brick street.

The bricks were, of course, removed from Broadway (or Back Street) during the 1970s so the plural usage is now incorrect. In today’s Echo we will look at the history of the bricks on Main Street.

The brick paving of Minden’s streets was part of a series of civic improvements carried out by the town government and local businessmen

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