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Historic Preservation: 175-year-old walls (circa) restored at Dutton Farm, Dummerston, VT

Its one thing to work on a beautiful workshop wall at The Stone Trust where walls go up and down every month, its another to dive into an historic farm wall that has been part of the landscape for over 100 years. It creates a sense of respect to think that the wall that we…

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Wassaic Charcoal Kilns

While down giving a presentation about stone walls and foundations at the Timber Framer’s Guild Conference in Manchester New Hampshire last weekend, Mason Lord an attendee, shared some amazing photos of the Wassaic Charcoal Kilns (also referred to as furnaces or pits).  These stone structures are of the corbeled beehive type but their large size…

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Presentation by Michael Weitzner On Townshend’s Stone Arch Bridges

Stone Arch Bridge Presentation: 2:00pm Townshend VT Town Hall. Townshend Historical Society is pleased to announce a presentation about the Townshend Stone Arch Bridges by Master Stonemason Michael Weitzner, of Thistle Stone Works in Brattleboro. Weitzner has completed an extensive Conditions Assessment of the six surviving stone arch bridges in our area; a selection of…

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