This list is presented as a resource for sites relating
to architecture. In some cases the origin of the building stone
is discussed. This is just a representaive sample of web sites as there are many more valuable sites worth visiting that are not listed here. Peggy B. Perazzo
Architecture Glossary – “A Traditional Architecture Glossary v2.0” (an expanding glossary), presented by Patrick Webb. According to his blog, Patrick Webb “is a traditional and ornamental plasterer currently instructing as a Professor of Plaster Working at the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, South Carolina.” Patrick Webb’s profile and blogs are available at the link below.
- A Digital
Archive of American Architecture, by Professor Jeffery Howe,
Links of Interest, presented by Architect-On-Duty, architect-on-duty.com.
Architectural Websites, presented by Prof. Jeffery Howe of
the Fine Arts Department, Boston College.
Articles - Architecture at About.com - Alphabetical Directory
- Architecture as Dynamic System, presented by Alex Brown
(Excerpt from the web site) “The paper proposes a theory and model of systematic evolutionary change in architecture based on a definition of architecture as a dynamic and self-regulating complex system. Stylistic change and development are explained as a cumulative result of the selective forces which arise in the normal processes of communication and exchange between architecture’s many practitioners. The paper offers a radical interpretation of architectural history centred around the emergence, development and transformation of the key unit of architectural reproduction: the Style…”
History Time Line, by Jackie Craven.
- House Types, by Jackie Craven.
Museums and Travel, by Jackie Craven.
Architectural Styles and Stone Use from The Guide
To Stones Used for Houses of Worship in Northeastern Ohio,
presented by Joseph T. Hannibal, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
- Archecture Trade Cataglogs – Guide to Architectural Trade Catalogs (pdf), from Avery Library, Columbia University edited by Norman A. Ross, introduction by Frank Matero, UPA Academic Editions, Frederick, Maryland.
- Architecture Web Ring at Yahoo
- Archeology and Architecture,
presented by Menne C. Kosian. This web site covers "all kinds of
archaeological information for European archaeology, especially the Mediterrenean."
Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, presented by the J. Paul
Art Deco/Romantic Style, presented by the ThinkQuest Team, West
Buncombe Elementary School, Asheville, North Carolina.
- Buildings and Building Stone, A Web Gallery of Stone Buildings and Their Building Stone, presented by Bruce Railsback, Professor, Department of Geology, University of Georgia.
- Built in America -
Historic American Building Survey – Historic American Engineering
Record, 1933 to Present, Prints and Photographs Division, American Memory,
Library of Congress.
- “Cathedrals Old and New” – the construction of the Cathedral of St. John the Devine on Morningside Heights, New York City ca. 1925. (from Stone, Vol. XLVI, No. 10, October 1925, pp. 602)
“Cathedrals Old and New” – article about the construction of the Cathedral of St. John the Devine on Morningside Heights, New York City ca. 1925, from Stone magazine.
- “The Chimney in Architecture,” in Stone, Vol. XLVI, No. 9, September 1925, pp. 550.
(The article begins: “A brochure, Architecture and Anthracite, just published by the Anthracite Coal interest should be of interests to architects for its illustration of the relation that should exist between good architecture and good heating facilities – the chimney being the outward and architectural feature that often times….”
“The Chimney in Architecture,” in Stone, September 1925, pp. 550
- The Cities/Buildings Database
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Alphabetical Listing of
Imaging Project - Art Historical Images of Sculpture and Architecture
from pre-historic to post-modern, by Mary Ann Sullivan, Professor
of English and Art History, Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio.
- Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture: Image and Text Collections, presented by the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Stone,” presented by the U. S. Geological Survey
in the “Mineral Information” section of the web site:
(Description of “Dimension Stone” from the web site) “Dimension
stone can be defined as natural rock material quarried for the purpose
of obtaining blocks or slabs that meet specifications as to size (width,
length, and thickness) and shape. Color, grain texture and pattern,
and surface finish of the stone are normal requirements. Durability
(essentially based on mineral composition and hardness and past performance),
strength, and the ability of the stone to take a polish are other important
of Architecture, 1983, Volume I
of Architecture, Part II, 1984 Volume I
- Emporis Buildings - International Database about Buildings (Database of tall buildings. Includes sections on “Buildings” and “Image Database About Architecture”)
- Famous Architects - A to Z, by Jackie Craven.
- Famous Structures and Buildings Throughout the World
Geologic Sources of Historic Stone Architecture in Iowa, by Brian
J. Witzke, Iowa Department of Natural Resources site.
- Glass, Steel, and Stone.com
- The Art of Architecture
- The Gothic Field
Guide (architectural terms), presented by The
New York Carver.
Granite Architecture ( February 1892). The Manufacturer
and Builder, Vol. 24, Issue 2, page 39, February 1892. (Article in
digital images viewed at American Memory, Library of Congress.)
Buildings and Structures, by Jackie Craven.
- The Great Buildings Collection,
presented by Artifice, Inc.
American Building Survey (HALS), presented by the National Park
- Historic Asylums -
America's Vanishing Historic Asylums, State Hospitals, Sanitariums,
County Homes, Medical Hospitals, and Other Institutions.
- The Indiana Historic Architecture
- Irish Architectural Archive
Lessons in Stone - Harvard’s Building Blocks Teach Natural and
Cultural History (Harvard Magazine). Text by David B. Williams
and color photographs by Jim Harrison.
- Library of Congress
- “Masonry and Our Architecture,” in Stone, An Illustrated Magazine, July 1917.
“One of the Italian commissioners now on a war mission to this country, Signor Arlotta, made a plea before the Merchants’ Association of New York that this country aid the allies in the most needed way by building ships. Signor Arlotta suggested that if we could ‘not furnish iron for both ships and for skyscrapers, we should for a time at lease cease to build skyscrapers.
“This has formed the text for an extremely interesting letter to the public press by Mr. Cass Gilbert, the eminent American Architect….” (The entire text of this article is available at the link above. Peggy B. Perazzo)
“Banking Office of Bonbright & Company, New York”
- Mindful Walker, presented by Susan DeMark.
(from the web site) “MindfulWalker.com explores the personal experience of architecture, street life, history, and nature while walking or riding – it’s the living experience, with plenty of facts tucked in. It also examines changes in our cities, towns, and the environment, and issues relating to historic preservation, smart growth, and the life of communities.”
- Monumental Magazines including The Monumental News Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly Monumental Art Journal, Chicago, Illinois. (According to the section “Monumental News-Review Records,” presented on the Aldrich Public Library Guide in their “Guide to the Manuscript Holdings” section: “Monumental News-Review, a trade magazine for the monument industry, was founded in 1889 as Monumental News. In 1939, the magazine bought Granite, Marble, and Bronze and soon after, Monument and Cemetery Review. In 1961 the magazine changed publishers and became the ‘official’ magazine for the American Monument Association. The magazine is today published under the name Stone in America.”)
Issues of The Monumental News magazine (starting from the 1892 issues) and other monumental magazines are available on this Stone Quarries and Beyond web site in the “Advertising from Cemetery Stones, Monuments, & Accessories from Monumental Magazines” section.
Mount Vernon, Jones County, Iowa - Cornell College - Virtual Tour of
the College Buildings.
- The National Building Museum,
Washington, D. C.
- “New Marble Symbol of Truth in Architecture,” from Stone, Vol. XLVI, No. 10, October 1925, pp. 601-602 – available at the two links/images below. (The article about the Tompkins-Kiel Marble Company of Long Island City, New York, that is mentioned in this article is available on Stone Quarries and Beyond at at: “New Clearing for Marble of the World.”from “Stone,” October 1925, pp. 612-614.)
“New Marble Symbol of Truth in Architecture.” From Stone, Vol. XLVI, No. 10, October 1925, pp. 601
“New Marble Symbol of Truth in Architecture.” From Stone, Vol. XLVI, No. 10, October 1925, pp. 602
Ohio (Gambier) - Kenyon College - The Kenyon Campus at 175: How It Grew.
- Ohio (Northeastern)
- Guide to Stones Used for Houses of Worship in Northeastern Ohio,
presented by The Urban Center's Sacred Landmark Series.
- Philadelphia Architects & Buildings Project (PAB) web site. You can search the database for buildings, structures, and architects either as a visitor or you can register free. You cannot search for specific cities, but you can search for county locations. There are no photographs presented, but the location and/or address and the name of the architect are included if known; and the historic registration information is also included.
- Preservation Coalition of Buffalo, New York
of Historic Architecture, by Jackie Craven.
- Researching an Architectural Structure, presented by The New York Public Library, Center for the Humanities.
- Romanesque Carving Details (images of), in The Monumental News, Vol. 7, No. 7, July 1895, pp. 443.
“Romanesque Carving Details,” in The Monumental News, July 1895
- “Scale Models and Architectural Salesmanship,” in Stone, Vol. XLVI, No. 9, September 1925, pp. 539-540.
“Scale Models and Architectural Salesmanship,” in Stone, September 1925, pp. 539.
“Scale Models and Architectural Salesmanship,” in Stone, September 1925, pp. 540.
- The Society of Architectural Historians,
- Stone – “Selecting Stone for Monumental Buildings” in 1925, Stone, Vol. XLVI, No. 7, July 1925, pp. 411-412.
- Stories in Stone Blog, by David B. Williams
(from the web site) “I am a freelance writer based in Seattle. For the past decade, I have been writing about wildness in the urban landscape and how you don't need to travel far to find interesting natural history stories. They are all around if you take the time to look. This blog will focus primarily on the stories that connect geology and people with a special emphasis on how people use stone as a building material.”
- The Ten Books on Architecture, translated by Morris Hicky Morgan, Ph.D., LL.D., Late Professor of Classical Philology in Harvard University, Harvard University Press, London: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, 1914. (Available on Project Gutenberg)
- Treatise on Architecture Including the Arts of Construction, Building, Stone-Masonry, Arch, Carpentry, Roof, Joinery, and Strength of Materials, (Online Book) by Arthur Ashpitel, Esq., and William Hoskingby, Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1867, 311 pages. (This book is available for reading or downloading to your computer in PDF format on Google Book Search - Full View Books.)
A Web Gallery of Stone Buildings and Their Building Stone, presented by Bruce Railsback, Professor, Department of Geology, University of Georgia.
- Canada – Calgary, Canada – A
Virtual Tour of Historic Calgary, presented by the Calgary
- Canada – Hamilton, Canada – The Heart of The City – A Virtual
Tour of Downtown Hamilton, presented by the Hamilton Public Library. Photographs of Hamilton buildings might be available in Hamilton Public Library’s Local History & Archives Department PreVIEW database, which contains over 11,000 images.)
- Canada – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Dimension
Stone in Victoria, British Columbia, a city guide and walking tour,
by Z. D. Hora and L. B. Miller.
- Colorado – Colorado Springs, Colorado – Historical
and Architectural Survey of Downtown Colorado Springs, 2003-04
- Survey Report, May 2004 (Revised)
- Colorado – Denver, Colorado –Geology Tour of Denver's
Buildings and Monuments, by Jack A. Murphy, publisher:
Denver, Colorado, Historic Denver in cooperation with Denver
Museum of Natural History, c1995, ISBN:0914248065. (Book)
- Illinois – Chicago, Illinois – Geology
Along Michigan Avenue presented by Ellin Beltz (photographs).
To view this, click here to
go to Ms. Beltz' site and choose, "1902 Chicago Folio."
- Ireland – Dublin, Ireland – The Building Stones of Dublin: A
by Patrick Wyse, Jackson, photography by Declan Burke, publisher:
Dublin, Ireland, Town House and Country House, 1993, ISBN:0946172323.
- London – The Gloucester Wall Game: London,
by Eric Robinson, no date, London Geologists' Association.
- Maryland – Baltimore, Maryland –
A Geologic Walking Tour of Building Stones of Downtown Baltimore,
Maryland, by Sherry McCann-Murray, presented by the
Maryland Geological Survey. This site includes contributions
and photography by the Environmental Geology and Mineral
Resources Program of the Maryland Geological Survey. (Adapted
for the Internet from Educational Series No. 10.)
- Massachusetts – Boston, Massachusetts – “Boston
Rocks: A History of the Earth in 13 Landmarks,” article
by David B. Williams, Graphics by Javier Zarracina (in PDF
format). This article was published on the May 3, 2009 , in
Globe. David Williams has a new book, Stories in Stone,
that will be published in June 2009 by Walker and Company.
More information on this book is available in the “Stone” section
of his web site. (The following buildings are discussed
in the above article (which includes photos of the buildings
and the stones): 100 Cambridge Street, Government Center; Trinity
Church, Copley Square; “New” Old South Church,
Copley Square; Morse Auditorium, Boston University; Massachusetts
General Hospital; Townhouses, Beacon Hill; Cathedral Church
of St. Paul, downtown Massachusetts; Boston Public Library,
Copley Square; Memorial Hall & Hauser Hall, Harvard University;
Chapel, downtown Massachusetts; Algonquin Club, Back Bay; and
the Keystone Building, Financial District.)
- Minnesota – St. Paul, Minnesota – St.
Paul Geology Walking Tour,
Geological Society of Minnesota (booklet)
- New York – Buffalo, New York – Buffalo as an
Architectural Museum, by Chuck LaChiusa.
- Ohio – Cincinnati, Ohio – Guide to the Building
Stones of Downtown Cincinnati; A Walking Tour, by J.
T. Hannibal and R. A. Davis, 1992, Ohio Division of Geological
Survey Guidebook 7.
- Ohio – Cleveland, Ohio –Guide to the Building Stones
of Downtown Cleveland: A Walking Tour, Ohio Division
of Geological Survey Guidebook, by J. T. Hannibal and M. T. Schmidt,
1992; reprinted 1997 with additional notes.
- Ohio – Columbus, Ohio – Building
Stones in the Vicinity of Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio, A Walking
Tour in Celebration of Earth Week October 10, 2000, Tour Leaders:
Garry D. McKenzie and Dale M. Gnidovec, Sponsors: the American Institute
of Professional Geologists, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources,
Division of Geological Survey, and the Ohio State University, 3 pp.
- Ohio – Columbus, Ohio – Guide to the Building
Stones of Downtown Columbus: A Walking Tour, by R. W.
Melvin and G. D. McKenzie, 1992, Ohio Division of Geological
Survey Guidebook 6, reprinted with additional notes.
- Ohio – Dayton, Ohio – Geologic Glimpses
from Around the World - The Geology of Monuments in Woodland Cemetery
Dayton, Ohio: A Self-Guided Tour, by M. R. Sandy, 1992, Ohio
Division of Geological Survey Guidebook 8.
- Ohio – Northeastern Ohio – Guide
to Stones Used for Houses of Worship in Northeastern Ohio,
by Joseph T. Hannibal, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology
at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The Urban Center's
Sacred Landmark Series.
- Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah – Building
Stones of Downtown Salt Lake City, presented by the Utah Geological
Society, Public Information Series #60.
- Washington, D. C. – Building
Stones of Washington Walking Tour, presented by the
United States Geological Survey.
- Washington, D. C. –
Descriptions and Origins of Selected Principal Building Stones
of Washington, United States Geological Survey.
- Washington, D.C. – National
Mall and Memorials Washington DC – Klondike
Gold Rush National Historical Park. This article discusses
the history and geology of the large stone monuments and memorials
in the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
“Welcome to the National Mall, a National Park in Washington,
DC where large stone monuments and memorials honor important
historical people and events. The National Mall is a good place
to visit if you want to learn about American history and be a historian.
Because of all the different stones used in the construction of
the memorials, it is also a good place to visit if you want to
learn about rocks and be a geologist.
“Historians and Geologists actually have many similarities.
They both look at past events to better understand the present, and
guess what will happen in the future. They both use tools to help
them in their research. They both make timelines to keep track of
events. The biggest difference is that Historians study the events
of humans while Geologists study the events of the earth….”
- Washington State – Seattle,
Washington – Downtown
Rock Hound: A Seattle Geology Tour, by David B. Williams
(in PDF format). (Web site: David
B. Williams: Stories in Stone)
- Washington State – Spokane,
Washington – Cornerstones
of Spokane: A guidebook to the building stones of downtown
Spokane (PDF). Text and map are from: G.
E. McKelvey; Bonnie B. Bunning; F. William Burnet; Mike Hamilton;
and Byron Swanson, 1981, Northwest, Mining Association.
- Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Virtual
Tour of Downtown Milwaukee’s Geology and Architecture: The
Buildings and Building Stones of Downtown Milwaukee, presented by Tim Grundl,
Associate Professor, Geosciences Department, Nancy Hubbard, Associate
Professor, Architecture and Urban Planning, Bill Kean, Professor, Geosciences
Department, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
“A Traditional Architecture Glossary v2.0” (an expanding glossary), presented by Patrick Webb. According to his blog, Patrick Webb “is a traditional and ornamental plasterer currently instructing as a Professor of Plaster Working at the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, South Carolina.”
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