CALIFORNIA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION
Materials, Part 2 – Examples in Sourcing and Repairing California’s Historic Stone Architecture.
From castellated wineries, to downtown newspaper citadels and modernist desert escapes, the varieties of stone used in California architecture is as varied as its architectural styles. What happens when repairs are needed, including the replacement of original stone components? This 90-minute webinar will cover the origins and variety of stone used in California’s architecture historically and it will review the challenges overcome by experts, including architectural historians, stone masons, suppliers, conservators, and contractors. How can stone facades and building elements be properly maintained, restored, and analyzed. Our panel will use case examples to provide lessons learned.
STONE QUARRIES AND BEYOND WEBSITE - A COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION OF HISTORY AND LINKS TELLING EARLY HISTORY OF DIMENSION STONE QUARRYING AND ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS IN CALIFORNIA
This web site, “Stone Quarries and Beyond Continues,” is a continuation of the original/legacy web site, “Stone Quarries and Beyond,” that was created over 20+ years ago by my late husband, Pat Perazzo. I can no longer add to or correct the original web site, although it will remain online as is. Future additions will be added to the new web site “Stone Quarries and Beyond Continues” and our Stone Quarries and Beyond Facebook page. Peggy B. Perazzo
THE CHRONICLE BUILDING RESTORATION aka THE DeYOUNG BUILDING / RITZ CARLETON RESIDENCES
This video documentary was created by Mike Courtney for educational and entertainment use only, to document what was involved in sourcing dimensional stone for a major restoration project in San Francisco. Learn what went in to the process of finding suitable replacement stone that was needed to repair damaged and deteriorated existing original sandstone stone facade in place, and source new matching suitable replacement stone required to rebuild exact replica of original stone construction and architectural details, at areas that had been damaged, destroyed and removed in a past era when the design and construction community was less sensitive modern preservation practice.