Blog: From the Bedrock

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: Georgia marble, American marble, Historic restoration, Fabrication, 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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