Brick Row

JSDH article page 169
Brick Row was built in 1887 by Frank Kimball with 240,000 bricks from his own brickyard, spanning an entire city block between 9th and 10th along A Avenue. It was designed by J. J. Hunt in the style of Philadelphia row houses, intended to provide housing for the executives of the railroad, and is the only one of its kind on the West coast. Each of the 10 apartments is L-shaped, and every other two-story unit is reversed to create U-shaped rear service yards. Today Brick Row survives intact as a National Register Landmark in Heritage Square.
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Brick Row on A Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets.

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