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Terra Cotta

July 9, 2003

Judson Memorial Church, 5457 Washington Square South












1888-93, McKim, Mead and White; New York City Landmark.
Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company. Brick with terra-cotta ornament. Church.
(Source: "Terra-Cotta Skyline", by Susan Tunick).

Besides all the usual trimmings, here terra cotta is used to frame white marble disks (detail).

Using brick and terra cotta instead of stone, the architect has more control over the colors and tones he would like to use together.
































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