Blog: From the Bedrock

A World Class Couple Takes on Europe for a World Class Stone Company

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Would you uproot your family from a comfortable life in Canada to settle in a new country, with two new jobs? To lead a new company division?

You would if you are Bryan Thorburn and Valerie Bergeron.

Topics: History and Heritage, Environment, Corporate Responsabilities & Ethic, Historic restoration, French limestone

An Indiana Limestone Restoration Revives A Gold Rush Building in Vancouver

Posted by Steven Schrenk
 

The Flack Block building is one of the most impressive examples of Vancouver's turn-of the-century architecture. The four-story Romanesque Revival-style structure, with its expressive stone facade, was built by noted architect William Blackmore between 1898 and 1900. This was the era of the

Topics: History and Heritage, Historic restoration, Indiana Limestone

Take a Walking Tour of Washington DC, Where History is Carved in Stone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 

With outstanding monuments, some of the world’s best museums and other cultural institutions, Washington, D.C. is a must-do destination. While the sheer number of sites may seem overwhelming, Washington is an easily navigable city. The nation’s capital is rather compact in size and easy to

Topics: History and Heritage, Notable Installations, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Cambrian Black, White Cherokee Marble, Bethel white, White Georgia Marble, Indiana Limestone

New York City's iconic skyline is grounded in Polycor stone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

No city’s skyline conjures as much American energy and ingenuity, creativity and bravado as New York City. It inspires the whole world. You may not have noticed on your last visit that the spires of its cathedrals, the plazas of its museums and the cladding on its centers of commerce are in many

Topics: Historic restoration, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, American natural stone, Solar Grey, Indiana Limestone

The Schumacher Adaptive Reuse is Grounded in American Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

The Schumacher and Bleecker Street have history. Located in the beautiful, iconic and oh-so chic neighborhood of New York City’s NoHo, this restored building has been sitting pretty on 36 Bleecker Street between Mullberry and Mott since the late 1800s when it was first constructed. Its roots

Topics: Historic restoration, American marble

How White Cherokee Georgia Marble Keeps Tradition Alive in the Heart of Washington D.C.

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In Washington D.C., modern and historic live side-by-side, sometimes in the same building.

Topics: Fabrication, Historic restoration, American marble, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble

When is Italian Marble Not Actually Italian?

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In the global market, the marble business has gone the way of most industries. The supply chain is longer than it has ever been, with more players and less tracking along the way. And it’s getting messy.

Topics: Environment, Corporate Responsabilities & Ethic, Historic restoration, Myths about natural stone, American marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Origin

When Quarries Close, Marble Restoration Requires Historic Sources

Posted by Steven Schrenk

We take for granted that our country’s landmarks – government buildings, monuments, cathedrals – will endure across the ages, their symbols of freedom and faith always relevant. Built with durable materials the public also takes for granted that these historic pieces of architecture will hold up

Topics: stone sourcing, Historic restoration

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