Jack arches, also known as flat arches, are used in architecture to support the load of material above an opening in a wall or other vertical structure using similar principals to a round arch; horizontal to the abutment or support walls on each side of the opening.
This jack arch is comprised of 2 sets of 7 pairs of angled 4" deep bricks on either side of a cast concrete keystone with round fluting. The bricks alternate short over tall, and vice versa, throughout the arch. The angles of each set of bricks increase gradually as they extend outward from the keystone.
A diagram detailing the measurements of each side of the arch is provided in the above photos. All measurements given are approximate as the mortar was removed from the brick upon salvaging. If planning to reuse this as a structural element, we suggest consulting with a qualified mason for best results.
Condition: This piece is in good salvaged condition with exception of the two tall outer bricks from each side, which both have breaks. Minor wear, such as chipped edges and discoloration caused by exposure to the elements, is present.
History: This jack arch was salvaged from the former Moose Lodge in Jamestown, New York. This building, built in the late 1800's, was previously the mansion of John and Sarah Galloway, parents of the fabled "Lady in Glass". In 1932, the property was acquired by the local Moose Lodge Chapter which incorporated multiple additions to the grand structure. This building, and items from it, are featured on Season 11, Episode 2, of the Diy Network show, "Salvage Dawgs".
Weight: 162 lbs.
Overall Assembled Item Measurements: 43.75(L) x 9.5(W) x 19(H)