Comer Alley runs North-South between Race and Pleasant Sts. in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. Being a fan of alleys, I walk down this way regularly but only recently noticed that the brick pavers were made by different companies.
There’s 20th Century and Portsmouth Block. The third one is maybe McManigal? I’m not completely sure of the spelling, but I found a reference in The Clay Worker. Manigal or McManigal was apparently based in Middleport, OH.
Anyway… Why does one stretch of alley contain brick from three different companies? My guess is that two of these were salvaged from other sites to repave the alley, and that it wasn’t done very long ago. Does anyone know the story behind this?