Stone

Above: Century Building (St. Louis, 1896, Rader, Coffin and Crocker Architects) Main Elevation, stone recovery in progress

Overview

Works are executed in: Missouri and Indiana limestone, Missouri and other domestic granites, marble from Georgia and other states, as well as red sandstone imported from Lake Superior. A recent donation includes several hundred examples of carved ornaments from New York City brownstones. Included in this collection are numerous monumental entrances, columns, friezes, reliefs, and figural sculptures from both major and minor buildings constructed between 1840 and 1930. Highlights include several complete façades, including the monumental marble entrance from the demolished Century Building.

Essays on Natural Stone

Indiana Limestone: The Aristocrat of Building Materials