What is an Unreinforced Masonry Building?
Unreinforced masonry buildings are properties that have load bearing walls that are made only of brick, cinder block tiles, adobe, or other masonry materials. Buildings that have other structures such as chimneys or non-load bearing walls made of similar materials can also be considered unreinforced masonry buildings, too. Buildings built before 1935 were commonly constructed with these materials. But today, this style is no longer deemed as structurally sound.