Century Old Reclaimed Stone

Early American Pioneers quarried stone and then hand tooled the stone blocks to build their stone houses, churches, courthouses and barns. During my travels across the country to work on my old barn projects, I’ve had the opportunity to locate several old stone buildings that are unused, unwanted and many are in terrible condition and left to ruin. While working on the “Office Barn Project” my client asked if I had any suggestions as to what he could use to cover the lower level concrete walls, to surround the exposed steel support posts and to cover the large concrete retaining walls that extend a good distance from the lower level of the structure.


I suggested using reclaimed stone from unwanted stone houses and he was thrilled with the idea. I acquired a one room schoolhouse, a large two story house and a small homestead house. Then I dismantled the buildings, palletized the stone blocks and shipped eight semi trailer loads to the “Office Barn” building site. This project to reclaim the stone was very rewarding for me as I’ve always wanted to find a special use for this wonderful hand tooled stone. The 100+ year old stone looks stunning and blends in perfectly with the restored 175 year old timber frame office building. The photographs in this showcase feature the acquired stone buildings, the dismantling phase, shipping on semi trailers and building with the stone.

If you have an interest in using reclaimed stone or an Early American Timber Frame for your next home or commercial building project then please give me a call and let’s discuss the possibilities.

Ken Andre

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