Friday, July 25, 2014

Drain Grates

Many interior sidewalks of old Amana led to the church or community kitchens and back home.  If you looked down you would see a unique drain grate in many places.  They were made by the local blacksmith. These were wrought iron parallel bars that spanned across a sidewalk to help keep sidewalks from overflowing in the excessive rains or snow melt.  Quite ingenious and well made.

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