The Bill of Rights for Masonry Structures

Article 1 Respect all that is left of me, sacred as it is, my historic fabric.

 

Article 2 Clean me not, unless it serves to halt my further deterioration.

 

Article 3 But, if you must, clean me first, just water please, and the gentlest means possible.

 

Article 4 If am clean, but still look old, leave me be, graceful aging, it is called.

 

Article 5 Whatever you do, please don’t boil me in acid or scour me with sand.

 

Article 6 Know that a good state of repair is in itself, good preservation.

 

Article 7 Know what is wrong with me, before you plan how to fix me.

 

Article 8 Repair me only where I need it, and with materials just like me.

 

Article 9 If I am leaking water, find out where and fix just that.

 

Article 10 Please, no cure-all surface treatments to cover me up or clog my pores.

 

Photo Credits:

  1. Bryan Papciak
  2. Sean K Maxwell
  3. Kate Milford
  4. Steven A. Cholewiak
  5. Rasekh Fatmi
  6. Trey Ratcliff
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  9. Frank DiBona
  10. Trey Ratcliff

Originally written by: Larry D. Jones
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