Red Brick Road
Posted by: lahontan
N 47° 40.447 W 122° 04.742
10T E 569131 N 5280491
Quick Description: Part of the former Yellowstone Trail transcontinental roadway stretching from Seattle to Boston.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2006 5:07:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMCYM
The James Mattson or Red Brick Road was originally part of the roadway that let residents of Seattle and the surrounding area travel to Snoqualmie Pass. Later it became part of the transcontinental Yellowstone Trail.
This section of the road was paved with red bricks manufactured in Renton when James Mattson convinced county officials of the need for a more durable road. The dirt road was often impassable during the rainy season.
A great deal of restoration work was done by King County in the 1980s to restore the aging brick road.