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Encyclopedia of Historic Masonry Restoration

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Common bond brickwork

Unveiling the secrets behind common bond brickwork Common bond brickwork is similar to a running bond.  The difference between a running bond and a common bond is that there is a header course interspersed between several running bond courses, in a common bond.  The common… Read More »Common bond brickwork

Corbel – Architectural Supports

Corbels – Where function meets beauty in architectural design A corbel is a type of architectural, usually aesthetically ornate in historic construction, with superincumbent elements.    

Cornice Metal | Decorative Ceiling Cornices

Metal cornices are found at the top of most historic masonry buildings in Washington, DC. When in the Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and Dupont Circle neighborhoods you will see the architectural details are prolific.