Getting Dimensions for the Backing For Derek's Plaque at the Congressional Cemetery


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Glenn is checking to see if a single brick could replace the two half bricks.
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Appears like it might work.
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At the top (west end), the original bricks are oriented as east/west, then north/south, and east/west. These would be replaced with two that are oriented north/south.
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Checking spacing. The pavers have extensions on one of the long sides, flat on the other.
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Wider shot, looking west from the road.
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Imagine the cardboard is grey granite and the pavers are actually in the ground, and you'll have an idea of what the finished product will look like.
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And proof that the bricks are square. Looks like Derek was very careful in laying them out.
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Same picture, a bit closer.
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And closer...
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And closer...
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A more aligned view.
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On the entrance road, facing west.
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Slightly wider shot
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Facing somewhat norherly.
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Facing somewhat southerly.
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Another view. Notice the template was cut precisely to the surrounding bricks.
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Notice the edges of the bricks are beveled. Perhaps what would look best is to cut the granite 1/4” all around, or at least 1/8”.
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Notice the paver that will replace the ones oriented north/south will have its flat side toward the granite.
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In front of the kiosk looking toward the chapel at the end of the road. This is Collin, the head of the grounds. We were very fortunate he and Patrick were present to recommend an alternative location that was better than our original plan.
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Glenn is marking each paver to be removed (or reused).
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Notice the pavers in the corner are marked with “Cor”.
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