Blog: From the Bedrock

Finding the Balance Between Historic and Modern at Bistro L’Orygine

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

It’s more important than ever to help support your local businesses and restaurants. We're all looking forward to when we can dine out again but until then, choosing to support a local restaurant when possible will help them operate during hard times like these. In addition to new take out

Topics: Thin Stone, Historic restoration, Pearl Grey Marble, Thin countertops, Bethel white, Saint Henry Black, restaurant design, 1cm ultra thin stone

Take a Walking Tour of the Windy City’s Architectural Wonders

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

An architecture tour of Chicago is on every visitor’s must-do list. It’s not surprising, given the city’s collection of incredible buildings. In fact, Chicago claims to have invented the skyscraper. Any Windy City architecture tour allows visitors to marvel at the feats of engineering and

Topics: History and Heritage, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Limestone, White Cherokee Marble, Bethel white, Exterior applications, Indiana Limestone

Two landmark buildings in the Canadian Capital enjoy new lives

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

In the capital of Canada, a city known for its landmark stone architecture, two buildings stand out for their artful facades which have endured and evolved with the generations, in spite of the ever-changing landscape of politics.

Topics: History and Heritage, Historic restoration, Indiana Limestone

Stay Here: 3 Iconic Canadian Hotels Rock Solid in Indiana Limestone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

A city’s historic hotels are more than just fancy places to stay. They are landmarks of a city, woven into its history. This is certainly true of the three iconic Canadian hotels featured here. Each radiates a sense of the city, every bit as much as its most famous monuments. And each was a

Topics: History and Heritage, Historic restoration, Indiana Limestone

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.

The two transferred from Quebec City to Paris this year to lead the burgeoning European and

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 American Stone 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, Stone Facades

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