Mayor: Freedman's Town brick's to be replaced

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Mayor Turner announces plan for damaged historic bricks in Freedmen's Town.

Work to restore damaged historic bricks from Freemand's Town will begin Monday, the Mayor's office announced.

The bricks were disturbed by a contractor two weeks ago who "exceeded the authorized limits of a drainage project", the city said.
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"This area holds so much historic significance for Houston's African American community," said Mayor Sylvester Turner in a news release. "These brick streets were laid by freed slaves and it made me sick to learn they had been disturbed in this unauthorized manner. We cannot undo what has been done, but we can move forward to repair the damage."

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Monday, additional bricks will be removed to create an even blend from the existing bricks to the reinstalled bricks, the city said.
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