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 “Architecture is the art  which so disposes and
adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.
” ~ Ruskin


Building Stone

Q U A R R I E D   S T O N E

Builders or stretchers are the staple of stone work. Everything depends upon the bond to the simple building blocks. They come in all shapes and sizes. From primitive to axe flattened. Pitch faced to sawn. The more primitive pieces are cut from the quarry and roughly shaped with a hammer then laid up in the wall. Many of the buildings here were quarried and then axed in to a plane or true. Basically hewn while in its “green” condition and then laid up. Another style of facing is the pitch faced or pillow faced meaning that the blocks were quarried and then with a pitching tool (a specific chisel) worked in to true with a pillowed face remaining.




“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”
~ Louis Nizer


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5010 Highway 232  Lucas, KS  67648
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