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- Carpenters' Hall
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The exterior brick walls are 13 inches thick and bore the weight of the building since there were no supports.
12 over 12 windows feature keystone and paneled wooden shutters.
Entrance: Pediment with decorative molding ..... Keystone ..... Doric columns ..... Fanlight
The headers were created from brick ends taken from the side placed closest to the fire in the kiln.
"The weight of the building is principally borne by the exterior brick walls, which are 13 inches thick. Bricks were laid in a pattern called Flemish Bond, meaning that each header (short brick) lies in the middle of the stretcher (long brick) in the row below it. Here, the headers were created from brick ends taken from the side placed closest to the fire in the kiln. - Historical Travel (May 2011)
Shutter. Note fastener at bottom right - see next photo below for detail:
Some call this window a "Palladian window" - but it is not the traditional name.
Cupola with finial and lantern.
The finial is the Masonic symbol: builder's square and compass.
The lantern is covered, thus not allowing light into the cupola.