Tag Archives: Vermont

Reading the Historic House – – Seeking Clues to Original Layout and Finishes

Sometimes the artisan is called upon to restore a much altered structure to its original format and finishes and so it was with Leigh Douglas Johnson and the Lt. Gov. Jonathan Hunt House in Vernon, Vermont. This is a task … Continue reading

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Historic 1760 Vermont Log Cabin Restoration and Renovation

Original, historic log cabins are common in Appalachia and the Midwest (where they can sometimes be found covered in vinyl siding), but rare in New England. This 1760, hand hewn example from Vermont had been moved from its original location in … Continue reading

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Underground Fabrication Continues Production of an Indispensable American Building Stone

Vermont Quarries’ Danby Quarry, inside Dorset Mountain, is the biggest underground marble quarry in the world, over a mile long with a footprint of twenty five acres and reaching six levels deep.  To the first time visitor, endless dimly lit … Continue reading

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No Surprises with Reliable, Proven Building Stone

Increased demand for building stone drives activity at Vermont’s historic Danby Quarry, inside Dorset Mountain.  Historic building stone gives the builder an advantage that stone from unfamiliar sources can’t match; its durability in local climate conditions can be accurately understood … Continue reading

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