I really don’t know the story behind these bricks that line the sidewalks of Savannah. I lived there for two years and walked on them often, but never considered how or why they were there. My guess would be that just like the thousands of smooth stones that line Factor’s Walk, they were once ballasts in the hull of large ships that made their way up the river and into the Port of Savannah. Or maybe something much simpler like: the city bought them from Craves Block Company in Birmingham, Alabama, to use in the construction of shady sidewalks that line the city’s streets and are boardered by aging live oak trees.