Terra cotta has been used as a building material for thousands of years. The use of terra cotta flourished in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a less-expensive alternative to carved stone for embellishing brick buildings.
Join WJE experts Ed Gerns and Rachel Will as they discuss the history of terra cotta facades and how restoration projects can be performed successfully, enabling continued appreciation of this unique material.
This article was originally published in APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology, the official publication of the Association for Preservation Technology.
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