Another small downtown park where a building has been removed
Some plaster remains — apparently, the exterior wall of one building was the interior of another
Nancy’s recent post of walls in Everett got me interested in brick walls. After viewing some videos about brick laying, I went out to see what I could find.
After viewing the videos, the pattern of bricks made more sense.
For example, the course of bricks set perpendicular to the others are “bonds” and ties 2 layers of brick together — back in the day, the entire wall was 2 parallel courses going up, one behind the other, so they had to be fixed or tied together, with the bonding bricks.
Also seen is deterioration of the mortar due to moisture. All these walls are ~ 100+ years old.