Best all-brick road
By Steve Lange
Odds are you don’t ride a horse and buggy like early Rochester residents (if you do, we want to hear about it). But, you can get the same bumpy feeling old-timers got by traveling the road at Seventh Street and 9th Avenue S.W. on Rochester’s “Pill Hill.” Not asphalt or concrete, but real, beautiful bouncy brick.
A written history of the decision to leave the road raw isn’t evident, but the librarians at Olmsted County History Center suspect that the influence of the residents in that neighborhood had the pull to keep it authentic.