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Concrete Was Big in Seguin, Texas

In 1854, Frederick Law Olmstead, famed landscape architect of New York City's Central Park, passed through Seguin while traveling in Texas. He was surprised to find that a number of buildings were made of concrete. His surprise was justified because the use of concrete in common wall construction was less than 2 decades old. The city stands on a thick foundation of coarse gravels that was ideal for the concrete construction methods practiced in only a few places in the country at the time. Read more

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