Athens Ohio is where I was bitten by the bricking bug. It is an easy place to get sucked in. Athens is located near the epicenter of block and brick production in the Hocking Valley. The legacy of that era remains throughout Athens where the community embraces the past by reusing and repurposing blocks that were previously discarded and forgotten.
A few examples below are from a restaurant called Purple Chopstix.
And while strolling up and down the streets I saw plenty of examples of blocks and bricks being reused. One some streets, I saw something at each house. A few examples are shown below.