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.
Architectural historians, here is a question for you. How would you define the recessed brick sections on this building?
The subject of this preservation pop quiz is historic architecture & reading buildings. So, to begin, how would you describe this building? Need a refresher on building description? Read Preservation Basics No. 3 & No. 4.
Please describe this building. If you’re new to this, try it piece by piece: how many stories, how many bays, materials, fenestration, chimneys … and go from there.
The side of the building.
A first story window.
Now these aren’t ideal images for an entire building description, so just see what you can do with the images provided. Any ideas on dates of construction? Style? I’ll leave it up to you. Have fun.
The Wells River Graded School, constructed 1874, in Newbury, VT.
Read more about the Wells River School (the Old Village School) here and see the National Register nomination here.
Pop Quiz: Describe this brickwork on the municipal building in White River Junction, VT.
Many of you may be familiar with brick bonds, but what would you brick detailing? In this photograph, the bricks are turned and set in patterns. How would describe the brickwork in this snapshot?
A striking house in the center of Brownsville, VT. September 2011. Click and zoom for greater detail.
By my own observations, brick buildings are much more common in southern Vermont than in northern Vermont. However, this is unique. The frame wing is attached to the brick structure.
Preservation pop quiz: Who wants to take a guess as to what happened to this brick wall? (The brick dates to ca. early 1800s, but is a veneer to a ca. 1785 wood frame beneath it.) Click for a larger image.