Thursday, May 30, 2013
COBBLESTONE BUILDINGS - IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
In true cobblestone architecture the whole wall consists of rows of cobblestone embedded in a lime mortar. The exterior surface may especially carefully constructed for decorative effect with cobbles matched by size and color. Some cobblestone architecture shows consisted matching in the size of the stones used, shape, and color. This method of construction has been referred to as a form of folk art. Cobblestone architecture is featured in many houses and farmhouses but also in churches, stores and town halls.
I live 25 miles east of Rochester, NY where there are many cobblestone houses. At the top is a local school that was built of cobblestone. The school was opened in 1848. It has since been turned into a private residence. All the homes I show below are private residences, except one. Most are in the New York State Landmark Society.
All the houses shown are in the town that I live. One shot is a close up of cobblestone. You can find these and more in the local area of Rochester,