Marking the 125th anniversary of the first concrete street paved in the U.S., more than 150 saw first-hand the portions of the original concrete mix George Bartholomew used between 1891 and 1893 to pave Main Street, Columbus Ave., and Court Ave. around the Logan County Courthouse.

Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler gave a brief history of the project and pointed out the former Family Pharmacy where Mr. Bartholomew experimented with concrete formulas.

"I told them then that if we save it, people will come from all over the world to see it," he said, noting he has met people from Europe and Asia who have visited the site.

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