Bricks beneath stucco of 4 Green Way


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Bricks beneath stucco of 4 Green Way

This photo shows the decorative mortar joints of the brickwork beneath the stucco that usually covers the front of 4 Green Way. The decorative mortar joints, popular in 19th-century Charleston, required a high level of skill. In 2020, when the College's Facilities Management staff was repairing this part of the house, the stucco came off very quickly. This was because the historic stucco contained more lime than is found in the Portland cement that is used today. Although Facilities Management hoped to leave the bricks exposed as seen in this photo, the Board of Architectural Review later informed them that new stucco must be applied to the building. Courtesy of the College of Charleston.


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