Monday, February 8, 2010

PIcture of the day 2/08

This old apartment building's stucco facade crumbled off after Eurekas series of recent earthquakes. The stucco already had water damage and was poorly maintained. You can see the redwood lath walls exposed. Lath is horizontal wood strips that plaster was applied to for interior walls and in this case stucco.Lath and plaster was a precursor to drywall and used in this area until the late 1950's. Some historic homes are still restored using this technique.

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