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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I’m surprised to see the stack joints on the brick. Was it originally like that?

    Yes it is , for a pattern the bricklayers did.

    We’ll assume this is the post you were answering to in that reply.

    They are called Quoins, a term for the square protruding brick at the corner of a building. They can also be done in stone. you will see that the Quoins are 4 courses tall with two courses of running bond between them. Because the quoins are 4 courses tall, it does give the impression that the re are 5 courses of stack bond.

    We used to incorporate them into a lot of the brickwork on our homes as they really accent the corners and dress up the job a lot.

    here is a link to a lot of photo’s of quoins. https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=quoins+brick&id=F4E59192D4A3FDE7CDD15D17DC7EF73F08519697&form=EQNAMI&first=1&scenario=ImageBasicHover

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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I’m surprised to see the stack joints on the brick. Was it originally like that?

    If you look closely you will see two courses of running bond then 4 courses of the stacked joints then a couple courses of running bond again. This creates an effect called “Quoins” pronounced like coins. They usually protrude slightly from the face of the rest of the brick to provide a decorative effect at corners. In this case you can see at the corner how they project 1/2″ to an inch forward and out the side. On many buildings they will use a different brick or limestone to create this effect also.
    quoin noun
    \ ˈkȯin , ˈkwȯin \
    Definition of quoin (Entry 1 of 2)
    1a: a solid exterior angle (as of a building)
    b: one of the members (such as a block) forming a quoin and usually differentiated from the adjoining walls by material, texture, color, size, or projection

    in this link there are many images of Quoin’s https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=quoins&qpvt=quoins&form=IGRE&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover

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