• Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Voussoirs

    Stone arched entrance with rough-faced voussoirs, Blacherne Apartments, 402 North Meridian Street Voussoirs. The use of arches in masonry is widespread across historic buildings in Indianapolis. However, today’s Building Language term explores the vocabulary associated...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Buttress

    Buttress. In its simplest form, the buttress is a pier (column-like solid projection) reinforcement placed on a wall to provide additional structural support. The buttress is primarily found on exterior walls of brick or masonry...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Then & Now: 919 North Pennsylvania Street

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever breezed through the 900 block of Pennsylvania without noticing much around you. Looks like the originally designed balcony is not what you’ll see here today. In any case, compare the rendering...

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