Olivia Fite and Barbara Moore

barbara1Barbara Moore spent more than 40 years working as a bricklayer in Baltimore. She helped lay the foundation for some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles play.

When she started, she was only 21 years old and was the first woman to join her local bricklayers union.

Barbara retired in 2013. At StoryCorps, she told her daughter, Olivia Fite (above left), how she first got into the trade.

Originally aired August 1, 2014, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Photo Courtesy of Olivia Fite.