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Post: Exceptional Masons Produce Exceptional Masonry Work

Thursday September 24, 2020

The owner of this neglected commercial building stripped the 1950’s cream-colored brick facade down to the ground and created a red brick beauty with a nod to 19th century building methods and aesthetics.

The limestone beltlines, hand-carved address stone, 16”-thick true masonry walls (sans cinder block), and arched window headers with hand-molded radial bricks combine to create a real show-stopper!

On the inside, exposed ceiling joists, sandblasted Chicago common brick, and quarter-sawn oak office partition walls with double-glue chip glass complete the vision.

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In continuous operation since 1954.


Exterior of the building as it was found, before intervention

During #1: Architectural drawings of the parapet wall detail to be constructed.

Detailed drawing of masonry designs around front door

During #2: Full size mock-up of the parapet wall detail is constructed in the shop to confirm feasibility.

Dry fitting of bricks for detail over front door


Exterior of the finished building

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