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Colunms, where the material will allow, should be cut in one piece with separate capitals and bases, and great care should be taken in cutting, and also in setting, to have the bed joints perfectly level to the axis of the column. Clear cement mortar should be used for setting, and especial care taken to keep the outside of
Fig. 148. Quoins.
Fig. 144. Stone Lintels.
OFFICE BUILDING OF THE CHICAGO EDISON COMPANY. CHICAGO, ILL.
Sheply, Rutan & Coolidge, Architects, Chicago.
Two Lower Stories of Pink Milford Granite, Polished: Upper Stories of the Same Granite, with Ten Cut Surface. Built in 1899. Note the Decorative Feature of the Lighting in Lower and the joint empty for a depth of at least three-quarters of an inch, to prevent chipping the column. Lintels or cornices over columns are often exposed on both sides and should be cut from one stone if practicable; if not, they may be built up as shown. (Fig. 147.) In this case the stones should be carefully tied and clamped together.