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I'll say one thing in its favor. I'll bet those handrails are good and stiff with those posts running all of the way down from the floor above. That's a weak point in a lot of railings I see these days; poorly anchored posts.

Brian G.

Strange, But Solid [:-alien]

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You may have something there, Mike.

I once repointed exterior brickwork and re-worked the fireplaces and chimneys and on an old Baptist church in North Fork, Virginia that a man had purchased and was renovating. I was there pretty early in the process but, his plan was to restore much of the original church area and claim the choir balcony for his residence. Hmmmm...

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I have dim memory of some social function for this overlook; there was (I think) a social protocol that required some individual viewing from the 2nd fl., but I'm at a loss as to what the specifics were.

Debutante looking down @ the suitors?

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Kibbel, you crack me up. Durn your hide.

I think it was the same sort of architectural feature as a widow's walk balcony; completely superfluous, but folks imagine that they're necessary for the architectural idea to be complete.

Kinda like gigantic MBR bubble tubs, multi-nozzle turbo showers, big fancy foyers w/palladium windows & a giant chandelier, and unvented gas log fireplaces.

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Originally posted by kurt

Kinda like gigantic MBR bubble tubs, multi-nozzle turbo showers, big fancy foyers w/palladium windows & a giant chandelier, and unvented gas log fireplaces.

Yeah, can you imagine a group of HI's 75 years from now, looking at pictures of a long-extinct multi-nozzle turbo shower and guessing what it was for?

De-lousing chamber? Nuclear accident wash-down apparatus? Torture device? Tall, narrow spray paint booth?

Damn silly things. How the heck is a guy supposed to lather up in one of those anyway? There's nowhere to stand out of the spray.

Brian G.

One Good Nozzle Is Enough [^]

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