Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 134 of 365 Days of Boulderado Photos ~ Old vs New Bricks

Yesterday I shared with you a little bit of history of the bricks that make up the exterior of the Historic Section of the Hotel Boulderado. The Historic Section was built between 1906 and 1908, while the North Wing came in two additions during the 1980s. The picture you see here is one of the places where the Historic Section and the North Wing meet. You might notice a difference in the amount of mortar used. According to some, mortar was more precious one hundred years ago, and so buildings like the Historic Section were built using a lesser amount. By the time our North Wing was being constructed, the price of mortar had fallen significantly with the result that more was used. You can see this visual historic intersection where the two building meet.