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 Posted: Wed Sep 28th, 2011 12:15 pm
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Take a look at this 1905 picture:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/11331?size=_original
Of special interest are the very uneven road and the pattern on the brickwork. Note that is not just painted, but "picked".
Another view:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10299?size=_original



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 Posted: Wed Sep 28th, 2011 03:36 pm
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Great pictures!

The first one is an example of fine brickwork- the lintles over the first floor door and windows is especially nice--even the lintle course between them is special.

I have stared at the second one for a great while trying to convince myself that it is not all streachers on the building with the half closed shutter. Unless, like modern houses, the brick is only a veneer, (not likely) there have to be some headers in there somewhere to hold the wall together--but I can't pick out any--might just be old eyes.


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 Posted: Wed Sep 28th, 2011 09:43 pm
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If you are talking about the 2 story building, you don't see it because it is even with the one at the left. Maybe the small one is older.
Check also the interesting difference in the quality of the bricks used in the building at the corner: while the ones used in the facade are nice and smooth, the ones in the wall right next leading into the next building are a lot rougher on the surface, especially near the roof.



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 Posted: Wed Sep 28th, 2011 09:50 pm
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pipopak wrote: If you are talking about the 2 story building, you don't see it because it is even with the one at the left. Maybe the small one is older.
But you still need header bricks!   There should be some at least every 5th or so row.   Being 'even' with the other building has nothing to do with it.   My guess is that heavy coats of paint have hidden the joints.



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 Posted: Wed Sep 28th, 2011 10:41 pm
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I enlarged the pic up to 600% and they are VERY BARELY discernible at some spots on the 2 story one. Probably due to lightning conditions and all the dust and paint and whatnot the cement joints are filled/covered. They are very visible on the next building.



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