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SIDEWALK MARKERS. Markers indicating who installed the concrete.

Before metal markers were added to concrete, contractors could use seals/stamps to show their work.

Concrete imprint made by Max Smith with his seal which allowed the year of construction to be changed. Photo courtesy: Max Smith
Concrete stamp/seal made for Max Smith. Photo courtesy: Max Smith

Metal sidewalk markers in Dubuque have included:

Photo courtesy: Jim Massey
Photo courtesy: Jim Massey
Photo courtesy: Max Smith
Photo courtesy: Max Smith
Photo courtesy: Max Smith
Special markers used in the renovated Mill Work District of Dubuque. Photo courtesy: Max Smith