For this project, we cleaned the existing brickwork and removed the partial bricks that were surrounding the opening of the lighthouse. The left side of the opening was laid using a combination of brick salvaged from the site and new brick approved by the project's architect. We used historically accurate mortar to match the original bricks.
After restoration work began, our masons determined that the large variation in brick height - and proportionately smaller mortar joints - demanded a smaller brick. As such, all of the bricks used for this side of Biloxi Lighthouse were cut down to a constant height.