Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed in 1955, Stone & Lime Imports was hired to serve as the General Contractor on the Toufic H. Kalil House. The scope of work included building envelope restoration, including the roof replacement and site wall reconstruction. Wright called the building a "Usonian Automatic," one of just seven built in the United States. more on "The Restoration and Sale of the Kalil House" on page 22.

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Brookfield masonry company awarded $8.3M contract for historic boston buidling

BOSTON — Stone and Lime Inc. of Brookfield was awarded an $8.3 million contract for masonry repairs to the historic John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse.


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Louisiana capitol doors to reopen this summer

The front doors of the state capitol have been shut for two years now as repair crews waterproof and reset limestone panels on the building's exterior. The 86-year-old structure is the tallest building in Baton Rouge and the work being done is more than routine maintenance.

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3-D Printing and Scanning in Construction
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 8:00–9:30 AM

BSA Space
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Join the HRC of the BSA as they welcome Chris Dabek, Vice President of Stone & Lime Imports, Inc. and Freedom Cement LLC, Thursday, October 12. Chris will present the cutting edge of 3-D technology, illustrating emerging techniques for replicating historic architectural features using laser scanning and 3-D printing. His presentation, “3-D Printing and Scanning in Construction,” will use case studies to explain the steps involved in replicating a historic baluster unit and reproducing other complex decorative features using 3-D technology. Chris will demonstrate the significant value these new tools add to workshop- and construction-site workflow for historic structure repair and restoration.

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Before and After: Set in Stone at Brooklyn's Coignet Building

By Katharine Keane / Preservation Magazine, Fall 2016

When it was completed in 1873, the Coignet Building in Gowanus, Brooklyn, stood as an impressive ode to the future of construction. The earliest known concrete building in New York served as a showcase for the New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company, a manufacturer of concrete cast stone. “They [represent] the start of the building industry moving from craft into something much larger,” says Mary Jablonski of Jablonski Building Conservation, who worked on the Italianate structure’s recent exterior restoration.

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Celebrating the ​150th Anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth

June 11, 2017 / Lewis Spring House in Leon County, Florida




Follow the restoration of Fort Jefferson on the Dry Tortugas National Park Facebook Page / May 12, 2017




Protecting The Protector: 30-Year Project To Stabilize Historic Fort Jefferson Almost Complete

By Nancy Klingener / Feb 21, 2017

Seventy miles west of Key West, a group of islands forms the Dry Tortugas. Those islands, and the waters surrounding them, are at the center of a national park with spectacular coral reefs. But the park is best known for its biggest structure. Fort Jefferson was part of a system of coastal fortifications built in the 19th century — and after 30 years of work, it was never finished. The fort had more than 400 guns and a standing garrison of soldiers. But it never engaged in battle.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Dream

By Rachel Plating / Shelter / July 15, 2014

We’ve all heard about it: Florida Southern College is the largest single site of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. To some, that may mean nothing. But, to the thousands of tourists and architectural aficionados who visit Florida Southern’s campus each year, this place holds special meaning. Frank Lloyd Wright was among the world’s most famous and successful architects working in the 20th century. Some of his influential works include the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Fallingwater (a private residence in rural Pennsylvania), Taliesin (his private residence and place of work), and of course, Lakeland’s very own campus collection at Florida Southern College. Amazingly prolific, his professional life spanned more than 70 years. Dr. Anne Kerr, current president of Florida Southern College, sat down with The Lakelander to share a bit of the history of FSC’s landmark campus and her unique role as not only chief administrator of a small liberal arts college, but also curator of a very important part of America’s architectural legacy.

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Rebuilding the Walls of Fort Jefferson

By Craig M. Bennett, Jr., P.E. / Feature / May, 2013

Fort Jefferson National Monument is located in the Dry Tortugas, a group of sand bars 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. This great pile of 16 million bricks surrounding coral concrete cores was originally intended to defend a harbor for ships of the US Navy, allowing the naval forces to control shipping through the Straits of Florida and, ultimately, to control trade through the Gulf of Mexico and into the Mississippi River. The fort occupies over seventy percent of Garden Key, one of the larger islands of what is now Dry Tortugas National Park (Figures 1, 2 and 3).

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Concrete Products Architectural Precast

Ace craftsmanship, modern concrete practice uphold Frank Lloyd Wright's textile block design.

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