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Celebrate Indiana Limestone Month With A Walking Tour of Chicago

Posted by Steven Schrenk

We’re celebrating Indiana Limestone Month with a look at how this fine natural stone helped build much of Chicago’s storied skyline, and its role in turning the city into a top architectural destination.

Indiana Limestone’s place in Chicago’s history is a deep and durable one. Though it’s

Topics: History and Heritage, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Limestone, American natural stone, Exterior applications, Indiana Limestone, Natural stone cladding

French Limestone & Sustainability Set the Stage for Louis Vuitton Foundation

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

The Louis Vuitton Foundation has been a center of art and culture in Paris since it opened in 2014. Funded by the luxury goods powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy–Louis Vuitton, the building, a museum and cultural center, was designed by noted architect and king of amorphous design Frank Gehry and

Topics: History and Heritage, Notable Installations, Environment, Corporate Responsabilities & Ethic, Architecture & Design Trends, stone sourcing, Museum, Limestone, Commercial flooring, Landscape Design, French limestone, Stone Facades, Natural stone cladding

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

Boston’s New Tower Soars with a Distinctly American Stone and a Heritage Feel

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 

Boston and heritage go together. Massachusetts’ great city has so much history. But it’s also a university town, home to some of the world’s great centers of learning. So Boston is also synonymous with innovation. That’s reflected in its architecture, an array of both historic and modern

Topics: History and Heritage, Indiana Limestone

Grab Your Passport For A Tour of France

Posted by Steven Schrenk

There are many ways to delve into the beauty and elegance of French culture: You can focus on the food or art. But why not take a tour of France through natural stone? A feature of many of France’s famed monuments and buildings - whether 19th century designs or bold modern ones - is prized

Topics: History and Heritage, Bethel white, French limestone

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