Friday, September 28, 2012

Scott's Third Post

“Cobblestone structures are a unique style of stone masonry in Western New York. About 700 of these structures were constructed in the 1800’s using this masonry style, all within a 60 to 70 mile radius of Rochester. Very few were constructed anywhere else. One of the major reasons that they are so prominent in this area is the abundance of glacial stones (cobbles). These stones are littered throughout the area along the and near the shore of Lake Ontario. An abundance of these cobbles were turned up as farm fields were developed in the region. Cobblestone masonry was popular from the 1830’s till late in that century. Each mason had their own distinctive style, carefully selecting the size, shape, and colors. Seldom are any two of these building alike. All images are taken with Nikki.

1 comment:

  1. I like the second, spoken as a fan of 2D frontal shots. Looks like a lot of hard work sifting through all those stones to find roughly equivalent sizes. Great shots all around Scott