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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A study of Michigan buildings

Today we visit Marjorie O'Brien's Blog, Michigan Architecture. Marjorie (aka (I Am Jacques Strappe) was a featured photographer last April on Michigan in Pictures and is currently attending NMU in Marquette. She writes about the regional materials used in downtown Marquette buildings.
The bulk of the structures in downtown Marquette were built between the late 1870s and the early 1900s. Because of its local availability, sandstone (especially of the red variety) is one of the primary building materials. Sandstone doesn't weather very well -- especially not in Michigan's environment -- but its softness allows for intricate detailing and ornamentation.
Read Architecture of Marquette: Sandstone by Michigan Architecture
And read her related post entitled Marquette Windows
Also read Michigan Photographers: Michpics Talks with Marjorie O'Brien by Michigan in Pictures

# posted by Tami @ 12:33 PM
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