Watsontown Brick Co. has introduced a new tumbled look for its Luzerne Paver. Using a combination of native red Pennsylvania shale and imported yellow clay, the regular Luzerne Paver is tumbled with black and white paint to achieve the desired distressed and rustic appearance, with the look of used brick. Sized at 2.25 x 3.75 x 7.5 inches, this has been a popular style and color in the New York market so far. The photo illustrates a recent installation at a residence in Long Island, N.Y.
Recently, I took advantage of the July 4th holiday weekend to visit my alma mater, the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Ga. I cannot remember how long it had been for me between visits, but I know it had been too long. I knew there would be many changes – both on the campus and in the city of Athens. I was prepared to see national restaurant chains in downtown Athens where local businesses once stood. I was prepared to see new buildings on UGA’s campus; in fact, I already was aware of many. However, what I wasn’t prepared for – and perhaps I should have been – was how beautiful I would find the architecture on campus – especially the older buildings. Certainly, I remember all of the buildings from my time as a student, particularly in the “North Campus” area where the school’s first buildings were constructed. But as a student I never took the time to really notice the amazing brick buildings at UGA. In fact, I doubt many students take notice.