Joel McCarty, Ryan Gilbert
TIMBER FRAMING FOR BEGINNERS, 4
IX. WHENROOFSCOLLIDE 3
THE 18TH-CENTURY CHURCH DESIGNS OF ROBERT SMITH, 16
Joseph W. Hammond
KINGPOST TRUSS ENGINEERING, AN ADDENDUM, 24
On the cover, interior view of St. George’s Methodist Episcopal Church, Fourth Street, Philadelphia, 1763-69, showing the roof system and the audience room following a fire on August 12, 1865. Careful examination of the photo reveals the presence of the large Y-shaped iron yoke typically used by Robert Smith at the junction of the kingpost with the collar beam and hammer beams. Photo courtesy of St. George’s Methodist Episcopal Church. An article on the work of 18th-century architect and timber framer Robert Smith begins on page 16.
This publication was made possible through Grant MT-2210-02-NC-08 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).