Bricks - Table of Contents ............ Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Common bond
Also called American bond

This bond may have between three and nine courses of stretchers between each course of headers.

Widely used because such brickwork can be laid quickly.

Header: A brick laid so that only its short face is visible

Stretcher: A brick laid so that only its long face is visible


Examples from Buffalo architecture:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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