Saturday, November 10, 2012

Drunk Masonry and How to Compensate

Were they drunk? Did they end their apprenticeship too soon? Is this the future of herringbone brick in Colorado?

Can you imagine what the boss said when he saw this? Can you imagine?

Unless you are on foot, you won't notice the drunken herringbone brick gables on this cute 1935 house.

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The left one leans right.

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The right one tilts left.

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Put them together and we've got "charm."

I started looking around.

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A right leaner.

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Good work here on my street.

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This doesn't look easy.

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Not bad from the street with polychrome brick.

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It's not perfect but it is picturesque.

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This is a 1930 house built to a high standard with details galore. The half-timbering makes a nice composition. It's for sale.

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T. S. Adams designed this house in 2008.

Now I'm paying attention to diagonal brick.

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Here's a another way to do it.

I couldn't get close enough to get a great picture.

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It's on the grounds of the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta.

4 comments:

  1. why does the penitentury have such a nice house? haha I've never paid much attention to this but in your own example it's SO obvious! I mean -it must be MORE work to get the herringbone at those odd angles.... no 45 degree angles there -so bizarre!

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    1. The Atlanta Penn has a row of these houses, all quite impressive. I presume for warden and staff. I don't know their use today. The prison opened in 1902.

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