Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Midtown Doors

The homes in this neighborhood were all built in the 1950's and are almost all faced with red or yellow brick.  A few here and there are faced with native sandstone of which this is an example.  As I recall from a summer long ago when I worked for a brick mason, laying these irregular stones required a great deal of skill and experience.  Notice that the stones are of many different sizes and shapes but the mortar between them is very regular and the outer face is smooth.  No job for an amateur.


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8 comments:

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Funnily enough, I wouldn't have associated that kind of building to the fifties - I have absolutely no reason for this comment, simply it looks older to me.

Nice to see something different though.

Lea said... [Reply to comment]

Occasionally, you see this type of house here in Mississippi, too. Very interesting construction.
Happy Wordless Wednesday!
Lea

caite said... [Reply to comment]

like the stone..and a nice door too.

Ryan said... [Reply to comment]

A skill which may unfortunately be lost as the years pass by. Great looking wee house.

GW Bill Miller said... [Reply to comment]

@Leedslass
The stone has a rustic look that makes the house look older.

@Ryan
The same is true for the dry stone dykes which line the fields where you live.

James said... [Reply to comment]

I like the look of the house and I can imagine how hard it would be to lay the stones

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Indeed, no job for an amateur. Love these old stone homes. Love the entire neighborhood between 11th & 15th from Harvard to Lewis. Remarkable old homes in that area of mid-town.

Marigene said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful house.