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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
An architect’s love of the history and artistry of homemade stone walls.
Washington, DC is home to some of the most well-known stone structures in the United States.
Natural stone stands the test of time—these famous buildings are proof.
An abundance of natural stone is found worldwide. Learn how different types of natural stone have been used throughout the years.
Natural stone has been used as a building material for centuries. Learn where it all began.
Many 18th century homes still exist because of the durability of natural stone.
What took place millions of years ago can bring appreciation for selecting stone.
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.
The restoration and expansion of a distinguishing campus landmark in Dedham, MA