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Collection DeTurk
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Interior view of double relieving plates
Description The upper plate embedded in the masonry wall is the bearing and leveling timber for the first floor joists and a "tie" pocketed into the north wall to join it structurally to the east eaves wall. It also spans across numerous vertical mortar joints [“breaks the joints”], thus inhibiting or interrupting fractures which might otherwise radiate through a longer failure-path in the wall joints. The shorter plate is a relieving lintel transferring structural loads across the window [and the door to the south] to the flanking masonry abutments.

See DTR09PH122--1001.01.218 for an interior view of these plates spanning the kitchen doorway and bearing on the east end of the masonry partition between the kitchen and root cellar.
Photographer Larry Ward
Date 08/20/2009
People DeTurk, John
Print size 6.83 x 5.12 inches
Catalog Number 1001.01.219
Archive Number DTR09PH123
Frame# 82009-988
Search Terms DTR09PH
De Turck
De Turk
DeTurk House
DeTurk Photo
Relieving Lintel
Wall Plate