I could only imagine the pressure a house like that – or similar – must put on the soil! The footings must be immense!
I forgot – GREAT photos!
When I was a student there in ’60 +/-, the color of the stone was nearly black from the years and many of the stonework details were virtually invisible.
Absolutely stunning details! This craftmanship is truly a lost art and you have some very nice photos here that allow the viewer to study these details up close. Thank you for sharing!
The interior is just as interesting…did you go inside?
I have before in the past, but it wasn’t ope; you’re right, it is amazing.
Many human hands were put to good, productive use on this building. As it pre-dates the mass-production of pneumatic powered hand tools by at least a decade, and electrical hand tools by at least two, most of, if not all, of the stone details on this house were hand-chiseled. It’s rather amazing that since they gained possession of it, SLU leadership had tried to raze it several times, and if not for largely the work of a single individual, this beautiful structure would not exist.
SLU…same ol’, same ol’…
I agree, the craftsmanship is stunning, as well as the imagination and creativity.
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