Monadnock: the Last of the Brick Skyscrapers

I do not have a favorite time period or architectural style (how could you possibly choose?) but I will admit, I have a few particular buildings that I consider to be favorites. One of them is hidden in the middle of downtown Chicago, over-shadowed (literally) by several neighboring buildings. It is a sixteen-floor brick building… Read More Monadnock: the Last of the Brick Skyscrapers


Diaper Brick Pattern

Diaper brick pattern spotted in Capitol Hill. Did you know that “diaper” is derived from the Greek for “two colors?” The term was originally used in textiles and refers to a repeated pattern. In masonry, the diamond pattern is most common. via Instagram