Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?


E. Martina, Sidewalk Contractor

Sidewalk plaque

To judge by other pictures of E. Martina plaques on line, a decorative surface of exposed pebbles seems to have been this contractor’s trademark style. This sidewalk is along 18th Street on the South Side.

The delightfully eclectic Pittsburgh Orbit site has made a thorough study of sidewalk plaques and stamps. It will open your eyes to a whole world of artistic treasures literally under your feet.

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One response to “E. Martina, Sidewalk Contractor”

  1. Wonderful stuff. We lived in Berkeley, CA, about 30 years ago, and the pavement stamps were not so beautiful, but they did have dates. The game become one of finding the earliest date – never saw one any earlier that the 1910s. It would be nice if we knew the ages of these Pittsburgh stamps.

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