Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Ceremonial Center of the Anasazi World The Anasazi From the 9th through 12th centuries, the enigmatic Anasazi people of the American southwest built the twelve “Great Houses” of Chaco Canyon in northwest New Mexico. Sandstone blocks, quarried from the...
Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família ( Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) is a Catholic Church in Barcelona, Spain designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).  Construction began in 1882 and continues today with an estimated completion date...
Cortona Limestone

Cortona Limestone

One of our favorite stones, particularly for Mediterranean-style architecture, is  Cortona Limestone.  This buff- and gold-colored limestone re-creates the appearance of limestones quarried for centuries in Italy and France. In addition to having a beautiful color...
The Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate

A Guilded-Age Mansion Built from Indiana Limestone At the height of the Gilded Age in 1889, 26-year-old George Washington Vanderbilt II (shown at right), grandson of the railroad and steamship magnate Cornelius “the Commodore” Vanderbilt, began...
Quarrying Frontier Flagstone

Quarrying Frontier Flagstone

The Frontier Flagstone is quarried in the rolling plains of central Montana, near the town of Harlowton.  All stone quarries differ depending on the type of stone and the nature of the deposit, and the Frontier has some unique characteristics.  We customers visit the...
Quoins

Quoins

Quoins are large rectangular stones used as cornerstones in traditional stone buildings.  They provide structural support for buildings, particularly where rubble or fieldstone is used for the rest of the stonework. They also became an important aesthetic element in...