Perhaps you’ve noticed the archeological work going on in the parking lot behind McDonald’s as part of the development work for the Cedar-Broad project. It turns out that they are finding some neat stuff:
Lyle Browning of Browning and Associates Ltd. said finding the brick cellar and hearth of a late-18th-century home on the 3-acre site at North 18th and East Broad streets was unanticipated. […] Browning and his crew was expecting to find the remnants of homes built in the 1840s.
“To our surprise, we found no less than two 1769 or thereabouts buildings that were covered over by the 1840s homes,” he said beneath a tent covering exposed layers of brick and soil.