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Mike Lamb

Black Terracotta Roof

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This 100 year old roof is black. Was it manufactured this way? Or pollution? The color is very consistent.

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The color was intentional. Adding color to clay roofing tiles became popular in the late 19th century. To create that black color, a manganese solution was poured over the clay before firing.

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