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Old 02-27-2012, 05:10 AM   #11
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Well, Galena, IL brick is kind of known for being crumbly. I live in an 1854 house made of it. We're about 3000, and a tourist place.

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #12
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I know your Galena is a tourist place....seen a few pics....very nice!!

1854.....wow!! I love older houses......they have class. The only problem is just what you said....the brick is soft. I owned a house built in 1898 but it was frame and not brick.....I tore it apart when I was 26 and finished at the age of 28. I did everything but the roofing...... Too steep for me....yikes!!

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:33 AM   #13
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Thanks PF!! I knew I was missing something.... I shoulda known better (can we just keep this a secret and not tell anyone else??....)
Excellent! Have a fantastic day, Marc!

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