It has a rough texture that resembles the bark of a tree. It looks as if the terra cotta was applied with a large knife, similar to stucco but never smoothed out.

I wondered how these bricks left the mold unbroken so I asked my 82 year old neighbor, Clarence, told me that during the firing, the brick would shrink and fall out of the mold when turned over.

These photos are from 38 McDonald.

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