Time for another MissPres Architectural Word of the Week. As we move right along through the alphabet, you can check out our past words here. Have you been keeping an eye out for these elements like I have? This week we feature images of the Masonic Temple in downtown Biloxi and the Carnegie Auditorium of the Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs, the latter of which images come from the MDAH HRI database.
So from two opposite ends of our great state, this week’s word is brought to you by the letter F for “Flemish Bond” as defined by Cyril M. Harris’s Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture.
Flemish Bond: (¦flem·ish ′bänd) In brickwork, a bond in which each course consists of headers and stretchers laid alternately; each header is centered with respect to the stretcher above and the stretcher below it.
Do you know of a structure with a unique Flemish Bond? If so please share! Keep your eyes out for some Flemish Bond brick work this week and stay tuned for the next MissPres Architectural Word of the Week!