Robert C. Mack, FAIA, is a principal in the firm of MacDonald
& Mack, Architects, Ltd., an architectural firm that specializes
in historic buildings in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
John P. Speweik, CSI, Toledo, Ohio, is a 5th-generation stonemason,
and principal in U.S. Heritage Group, Inc., Chicago, Illinois,
which does custom historic mortar matching.
Anne Grimmer, Senior Architectural Historian, Heritage Preservation
Services Program, National Park Service, was responsible for developing
and coordinating the revision of this Preservation Brief, incorporating
professional comments, and the technical editing.
The authors and the editor wish to thank the following for the
professional and technical review they provided: Mark Macpherson
and Ron Peterson, Masonry Restoration Contractors, Macpherson-Towne
Company, Minneapolis, MN; Lorraine Schnabel, Architectural Conservator,
John Milner Associates, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; Lauren B. Sickels-Taves,
Ph.D., Architectural Conservator, Biohistory International, Huntington
Woods, MI; and the following National Park Service professional
staff, including: E. Blaine Cliver, Chief, Historic American Buildings
Survey/Historic American Engineering Record; Douglas C. Hicks,
Deputy Superintendent, Historic Preservation Training Center,
Frederick, MD; Chris McGuigan, Supervisory Exhibits Specialist,
Historic Preservation Training Center, Frederick, MD; Charles
E. Fisher, Sharon C. Park, FAIA, John Sandor, Technical Preservation
Services Branch, Heritage Preservation Services, and Kay D. Weeks,
Heritage Preservation Services.
The original version of this brief, Repointing Mortar Joints
in Historic Brick Buildings, was written by Robert C. Mack
in 1976, and was revised and updated in 1980 by Robert C. Mack,
de Teel Patterson Tiller, and James S. Askins.
This publication has been prepared pursuant to the National Historic
Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, which directs the Secretary
of the Interior to develop and make available information concerning
historic properties. Comments about this publication should be
directed to de Teel Patterson Tiller, Chief, Heritage Preservation
Services Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W. Suite
NC200, Washington, D.C. 20240. This publication is not copyrighted
and can be reproduced without penalty. Normal procedures for credit
to the authors and the National Park Service are appreciated.