Hints on Building

1887 Scientific American  
A GOT H IC PULPIT. The architect; had to solve the problem of building a stone pulpit worthy of the time-honored Church of the Holy Cross on a comparatively small space. For this reason they deviated from the ordinary design, and obtained the desired breadth by the balcony-like broadening of the platform. The piatfonn of the old pulpit was about eight feet above the floor of the church, and the beginning of the staircase was in the massive foundation.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican04011887-78bbuild fatcat:m47do3rqyng3vod5mdp64polcq