Victorian Village, just north of downtown Columbus is a brick-a-topia.  Many of the streets are still in block form, having been freshly laid when the area was in bloom in the late 1890’s.  One place to see a variety of bricks is near a destination you would want to check out anyway.  Basi Italia is a great restaurant in the area.  Located near the intersection of Highland Ave. and Buttles, the block paved alley-like road that leads to the front door of the establishment has a few good face up examples of several different block types.  Let’s take a tour.

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Trimble Block

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Hallwood Block and (upside down Athens Block)

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Nelsonville Block and Nelsonville Block with the N and S reversed