Can you name the of window seen in the gable peak? Do you think it is original to this structure?
Spotted while the state offices are undergoing cleaning and reorganization. Can you identify this object?
Name this object seen on the streets of Fredericksburg, VA
What you see here is the interior of a a house, gutted of sheetrock and insulation (thanks, Hurricane Sandy). For orientation, the image shows a junction of two walls, where a wall from the main block of the house meets the wall of a now enclosed porch. The pop quiz question: what would you call the material in the center of the image? In other words, identify the grooved wood pieces.
A multiple part quiz for you today. (1) What is this? (2) If you know what it is, what can you say about it? Including, how can you date this material?
What is this? Where would you find it? How old is it? What do you think of it?
And (3) What is your entirely subject opinion of this?
Looks festive, yes? Have fun!
And, previous editions of Preservation Pop Quiz.
There are numerous pop quizzes lying around Preservation in Pink just awaiting answers. So here we go, starting with the most recent. Click on the image to return to the original post.
This abandoned building is in Florence, Vermont. I do not have an answer for you at this time, though one reader suggests a church. Can any locals provide some help?
This brick bond is seen on a building in Middlebury, Vermont. Devin commented with the correct answer: diapering. You can identify diapering by the diamond pane that the glazed brick forms, along with the one glazed header in the center of the diamond.
The comments for this quiz are mostly divided between Colonial Revival and Craftsman. I think this house is a cross between the two, exhibiting elements of both styles. The exposed rafters and the false timbering on the entry gable belong to Craftsman. The symmetry, the portico columns and the entryway sidelights belong to Colonial Revival. Would you be surprised to know that this building was originally for a telephone company and on the rear it’s three stories? It is much larger than it looks.
What would you call the recessed brick sections on this building? The winning answer: blind arch or blind arcade. One is an arch, many is an arcade.
Name this structure. The marquee to a drive-in movie theater. Many of you guessed this right away. Good job!
Thanks for playing everyone. More pop quizzes to come. If you have any images that you think would be a good pop quiz, send it along.
A double post: what is this abandoned structure? It is located in Florence, VT. The building is built into a hill, so the side not shown has only small windows. Any guesses?
Pop Quiz: brick bonds. Found in Middlebury, VT.
Consider this pop quiz week, kids. If you have recently had midterms, I hope they went well. Try this one without worry of affecting your GPA. PiP is a learning environment.
On that note, describe this brick wall: bond, design, and anything else about bricks. Have fun.
Name this architectural style and your justification. For those who will ask, the bay on the right side matches the left bay.
Architectural historians, here is a question for you. How would you define the recessed brick sections on this building?