I bought this house 9 years ago, it was built in 1954. A few years after I had gotten it, I decided to get creative and pull down some of the paneling on a wall that separates the kitchen from the living room -to put a window-opening between the two rooms. That wall is all brick. Upon further inspection in all of the other rooms walls, I have discovered that every wall inside this house is constructed of brick. A few years ago the house next door to mine had a fire and when I saw the interior, I could tell that it was studs and drywall or paneling dividing he rooms, (the two houses were built around the same time and looked relatively similar, so I figure that they might have been built by the same builder), and I'm not complaining, having a nice sturdy structure, I am just wondering what compels some builders to use bricks for every single wall of a house when they construct it? I mean it, even the walls of the (tiny) closets are brick.