Mr. Rockefeller’s Bridges

Mr. Rockefeller’s Bridges

Granite Bridges and Carriage Roads, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA John D. Rockefeller Jr. (right), the only son of the famous founder of Standard Oil, was a celebrated American philanthropist in the early 20th century. Between 1913 and 1940, Rockefeller financed...
Cutting Frontier Cap

Cutting Frontier Cap

Frontier Sandstone wall cap is installed with both the top surface and edge(s) exposed. To look attractive, the cap thickness must be consistent through the length of the wall. This is more difficult with natural-cleft stone like Frontier where the slab thickness is...
The Stone Foundation

The Stone Foundation

The Stone Foundation is an eclectic collection of stone masons, stone carvers, architects, archaeologists, and assorted others who share a common passion for stone, stone work, and stone history. In addition to annual symposia and workshops, the Stone Foundation...
Limestones Up Close

Limestones Up Close

A close-up view of some of our favorite limestones Limestones are interesting when viewed through a simple 10-power hand lens because they commonly contain fossil fragments.  The photos shown below were shot with good lighting and a macro camera lens; however, a...
Sandstones Up Close

Sandstones Up Close

You can tell a lot about a masonry stone by looking at it through a magnifying glass. A simple 10- or 15-power hand lens particularly reveals a lot with sandstones. The photos shown below were shot with good lighting and a macro camera lens; however, a similar view,...