Preservation Photos #42

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.

3 thoughts on “Preservation Photos #42

  1. nicholas says:

    multiple layers of paint were unsuccesfully removed? can’t tell if it was sandblasted or some sort of high-pressure water/chemical method. Also looks like it may have been repointed badly in that the joints are flush and look Portland-ish.

  2. nicholas says:

    actually, the cracking at the joints make me think the mortar must have been more of a lime-heavy mortar.

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