Primitive brick from chimney of the old farmhouse on the Michael Korns, Sr. Somerset County PA family farm.

Primitive brick from the house on the Michael Korns, Sr. farm

This 2001 photograph shows one of the 3 distinct types of brick used in the fireplace/chimney of the old farmhouse on the Michael Korns, Sr. Somerset County PA family homestead. Up to the attic floor the bricks were crude like this one, having a rough misshapen home-made appearance, and the mortar was equally crude. From the attic floor to the roof a better looking grade of brick was used, and the mortar has a more professional appearance. The brick above the roof had a white glaze on the outside, as did the chimneys on the nearby Daniel Korns, Jr. family home.

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