What's going on, Albuquerque?
On the corner of Silver & Yale in University Heights, this old brick building reminds me of a country church in England.
I took a course in bricklaying back east and built a few things. The really amazing thing is that the technology has hardly changed at all in hundreds of years. We still lay brick manually with trowels. The only change is now there are machines which stir the mortar. The process is amazing - lots of slow, careful planning, measurement, setting up the corners, followed by laying the straight lines as fast as you can. I was always amazed when the mortar set and the wall was hugely strong and solid. There are some beautiful examples of highly skilled and beautiful brickwork in town. I'll try to snap a couple and share.
That would be cool. There is a great brick building on Broadway next to the Storehouse. It looks church like but I can't seem to find any info on it. It's vacant now. D
@Doogie: I'm a 5th generation San Franciscan by chance - a New Mexican by choice! As to the size of brick buildings in San Francisco - earthquakes are devastating to brick buildings. There are fierce building regulations in The City. Hence you see few brick buildings. In the '89 quake one daughter just missed getting hit by the bricks falling from a chimney on a huge church on Van Ness.
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