My wife and I were walking around the neighborhood a few days ago looking at houses. I was trying to identify some things about building construction taught to me during the Essentials, namely which buildings had a brick fascade and which buildings had the brick as a load bearing part of the structure. I only found brick walls that were part of the load bearing structure and no fascades, however I just find it hard to believe that the brick in all those houses were load bearing. The trick I was taught is that if every couple of rows there is a row going lengthwise into the structure instead of all of the rows being horizontal, it is a fascade. Is this always true or am I missing something?