Common Brick

Common brick was machine made but soft and potentially irregular. It is often used on the sides of row homes, while the front facade is composed of more uniform “pressed brick.”

In this picture, the plaster was actually removed from the majority of the brick surface.  At the turn of the last century, it was common to cover the wide and sloppily placed/grouted interior brick with plaster.

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