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Post: Exceptional Masons Produce Exceptional Masonry Work

Saturday October 10, 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


Detailed drawing of masonry designs around front door Dry fitting of bricks for detail over front door


Exterior of the finished building

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