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Midwest Serpentine Masonry Discovery

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 19, 2013 01:04 AM
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by PrairieMod Admin last modified Feb 18, 2013

Larry Zgoda sent word and some images about two buildings at the Brookdale Administrative Offices of the McHenry County Conservation District he discovered were done using serpentine masonry. More after the jump... The property is on Route 41 several miles south-east of Harvard IL. Zgoda spotted the buildings from the road while traveling to Harvard for an art event. A subsequent visit brought about these photos. They show the meandering brickwork with oozing mortar. A...




 

 

IMG_0928Larry Zgoda sent word and some images about two buildings at the Brookdale Administrative Offices of the McHenry County Conservation District he discovered were done using serpentine masonry. More after the jump...

The property is on Route 41 several miles south-east of Harvard IL. Zgoda spotted the buildings from the road while traveling to Harvard for an art event. A subsequent visit brought about these photos.

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They show the meandering brickwork with oozing mortar. A portion of the masonry is done with field stones. The use of such "folk masonry" by an architect is relatively uncommon, though it brings to mind the work of Greene & Greene in California. If you'd like to find out more about the buildings and talk to Larry directly, contact info is here.

Images copyright Larry Zgoda


 

 

 
 
 

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