Exterior Doorways Now Visible
The new exterior doorways are visible as the brick and block is being cut and removed.
The terra cotta blocks behind the brick were a popular building material in the early 20th century. They are fire resistant and also strong when stacked but brittle from the side and so they are commonly found behind brick walls and in between steel structural elements on buildings. Here’s some information on them if you’re interested in learning more: http://historicbldgs.com/terra_cotta.htm
Our building has quite a bit of it. As the materials are being removed we are holding on to some of them, as well as the bricks, that are in tact for use around the building during construction. We are also saving some of the broken pieces for other potential projects after construction. Maybe we’ll do something with them during an Open Studio.