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More Than a Final Resting Place: Natural Stone Use at the Boch Garden Pavilion

by | Apr 5, 2021

The palatial estate of Eric Boch Jr. has been over a decade in the making. Boch’s home in Norwood, MA exudes elegance and refinement. The property’s most recent addition is an elaborate but tasteful natural stone chapel and mausoleum designed by Eric Inman Daum, AIA.

Revitalizing a Century-Old Architectural Landmark

by | Oct 26, 2020

Given the significant extent of limestone spalling and deterioration of this landmark, a comprehensive rehabilitation program was prepared to restore the limestone as closely as possible to its original beauty and appearance,

Stony Creek Granite: Bedrock of America

by | Jun 29, 2020

Every block of stone holds a story. Not just in its geologic past, but also in the ways that stone becomes part of human history. Behind every successful quarry is a collaboration between the forces of nature that created the stone, and human inventiveness that built it into a successful venture.

A Tour of Washington D.C.’s Stone Landmarks

by | May 21, 2020

With outstanding monuments and some of the world’s best museums and cultural institutions, Washington, D.C. is a must-see destination. Many of the historic and important structures in Washington, D.C. are made of stone from America’s greatest quarries.

Perry World House: How the University of Pennsylvania Used Natural Stone to Transform its Oldest Building

by | Feb 28, 2020

The 17,400 square foot academic building features limestone cladding inside and out. It received a Pinnacle Award in the Commercial Exterior category, “an amazing transformation of a declining historic house into a vibrant modern jewel of an office building.”

Preserving a Sandstone Heritage

by | Nov 2, 2018

Sandstone heritage lives on through the work of master stone carver Keith Phillips who uses traditional hand tools to carve stone at a modest workshop known as The Shed, he is passing on his skills to a new generation of Tenino stone carvers.

Recapturing the Lost Beauty of Stone at the Peninsula Paris

by | Jun 27, 2018

After an exhaustive 4-year renovation of The Peninsula Paris, the century-old building took a giant leap back to reclaim its rightful place among the city’s most impressive architectural structures.

Elks National Memorial: A Spectacular Showcase of Marble from Around the World

by | May 3, 2018

The stone monument incorporates 27 varieties of marble and has been considered “one of the finest marble installations in the United States” in a story published in Through the Ages trade magazine in 1926.

Wall of Time: A Geologic Stone Wall Captures Earth’s History

by | Aug 18, 2017

Instead of just stacking the stones any which way they fit together, this geologist/home owner decided to create her wall using the stones in order of their geological ages.

A Celebration of Natural Stone: Why I Love Stone Walls

by | Jul 1, 2017

An architect’s love of the history and artistry of homemade stone walls.

Natural Stone Goes to Washington Video

by | May 23, 2017

Washington, DC is home to some of the most well-known stone structures in the United States.

Natural Stone Through the Years Video

by | May 23, 2017

Natural stone stands the test of time—these famous buildings are proof.

The Early Days of Using Natural Stone Video

by | May 23, 2017

An abundance of natural stone is found worldwide. Learn how different types of natural stone have been used throughout the years.

Natural Stone: Where It All Began Video

by | May 22, 2017

Natural stone has been used as a building material for centuries. Learn where it all began.

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

by | Jan 10, 2017

Many 18th century homes still exist because of the durability of natural stone.

A Moment in Time: Telling the Stories in Natural Stone

by | Jul 11, 2016

What took place millions of years ago can bring appreciation for selecting stone.

The History of Man and Stone: A Documentary

by | Apr 18, 2016

The story of how natural stone morphed from a material used almost exclusively in commercial construction to a staple for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and other home applications is a fascinating one.

An Innovative Approach to Sourcing Stone

by | Mar 28, 2016

The restoration and expansion of a distinguishing campus landmark in Dedham, MA