Cement Block Architecture

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Title: Cement Block Architecture

Author(s): Louis H. Gibson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 2

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 146-158

Keywords: none

Date: 1/1/1906

Abstract:
I could never have hesitated long in accepting the cement block idea. I have hesitated long, however, in agreeing to accept cement blocks as a present manufactured. I have recognized the inherent merits of concrete construction, and from the beginning have felt that making concrete in block form was a worthy building and commerical enterprise; but as one interested in architectural work, the actual results of concrete manufacture have been such that, until recently I have felt that I could not afford to encourage and foster this industry. I am doing it now in this way, not because of any decided encouragement through specific results, but on account of what I recognize as a possibility. I know that a worthy cement block can be made commercially. My conviction rests upon the well-known and well-recognized merits of concrete as a building material, and because it is desirable to fabricate it into block form.