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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  

  • Romanesque Carving Details (images of), in The Monumental News, Vol. 7, No. 7, July 1895, pp. 443.
  • Romanesque carving details ("The Monumental News," July 1895)

    “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.

    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, Chicago, Illinois.
  • 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.

  • TOURS
    • Canada – Calgary, Canada – A Virtual Tour of Historic Calgary, presented by the Calgary Public Library.
    • 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 Walking Guide, 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 the Boston 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; King’s 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 and Arboretum, 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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