Mandi Rice http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Brick theft steals St. Louis history http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brick-theft-steals-st-louis-history <p>Every day, train cars and semi trucks leave St. Louis stacked high with pallets of bricks.&nbsp; They head south to cities like New Orleans, to be reused in new construction.&nbsp;</p><p>But those bricks leave at a cost to the city—they’re often stolen from buildings the city owns, damaging both the government’s investment and city’s historic heritage.&nbsp; Mandi Rice takes us to one of those neighborhoods, and asks what the city government is doing to curb the problem.</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:09:10 +0000 Mandi Rice 170 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brick theft steals St. Louis history