Historic brick wall next steps
I'm in the process of remodeling a kitchen in my brick 2-wythe 1880 home. The kitchen has one exterior brick wall and it is currently completely stripped of sheetrock(haphazardly put in along with some foil backed insulation about 10 years ago)
I have carefully read all the NPS briefs and buildingscience and such info online about insulating historic masonry and came to conclusion that I will rather keep this wall uninsulated and focus on air sealing. Mainly because the wall is vulnerable to some leaking and mositure due to ice dams and wind driven rain. I will be addressing those separately, but the point is, the wall is not safe from bulk water.
So I'm thinking of just framing a wall in front of the brick wall and hanging drywall over it. Does that sound reasonable? Do I need any kind of vapor barrier? I'm thinking not, as if there ever any moisture, it will just make it worse. What are the typical steps for finishing a brick wall inside without insulation?