2 Walls & A Few Snowflakes

North wall of a church on Chestnut street.

In addition to the brick, is a central column of Indiana Limestone flanked by stained glass on either side.

It was widely used across the United States including most of the exterior of the Empire State Building.

Wall along an alley behind the home of a former State Senator.

Those concrete blocks are manufactured — Here is the way it was done previously.

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

4 response to "2 Walls & A Few Snowflakes"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: December 7, 2018

    I like your walls Rich. And very interesting abou the making of bricks. Nice to know some of that history.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 7, 2018

      Thanks! There may some additional walls if this weather ever warms up. 15F tonight.
      Some of the older homes here in town must have had the concrete blocks in the foundations made by hand as shown in the video. In fact, there are some houses made entirely of such blocks.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 8, 2018

      It was cold — later I rode south of town — you know how it seems too easy? Coming back into a fairly strong headwind was REALLY cold!
      Of course, central IL is the Banana Belt compared to places farther north. 😉

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