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The Guernsey Project

!!  Saving a Historic Legacy  !!

1830 American Folk Art House ReLocated

 

 


A great example of historic American Folk Art.  Beautiful handcut Berea Sandstone on all four sides - big stone fireplace.  In 1830 Ohio backwoods, this was a mansion.  Andrew Jackson was President.  The state of Ohio was only 27 years old.  Building to be moved 105 miles.  Disassembled with the intention of reconstruction, labeling all stones.  The walls are 3 ft thick with two layers of hand cut sandstone block.

 


 

Guernsey County Ohio is in the heart of America's legendary Berea Sandstone formation.

   


Berea sandstone is a high quality sedimentary geological formation which extends across Ohio, eastern Pennsylvania, and northern Kentucky laid down during the early Mississippian Age - 360 to 320 million years ago. In the 19th and early 20th century, it was extensively quarried beginning in the 1830s.  Huge amounts of it were used architecturally in many important public buildings including The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  As an expensive material, it was used in many mansions for successful entrepreneurs in Americas gilded age (1870-1910).  Most of the quarries closed in the late 1930s, when concrete came into wide use.

 

Berea sandstone quarries were the largest sandstone quarries in the world.  Berea Grit is unique in that the grain runs the long way of the blocks, making it easier to quarry and more durable in uses and is famous for its evenness in texture and color free from impurities making it extremely valuable in the construction market.  Analysis of Berea Sandstone show that it is comprised of at least 93% silica, 4 percent alumina, other trace elements, and weighs 140 pounds per cubic foot.

 


 

DisAssembly and Documentation

September 26 - November 18

 

Our work crew of five local Amish craftsmen, Frank driving the lift, and Lee managing resources and contracting.  Equipment onsite is a JLG Telehandler, Generator, Hot Water Pressure Washer, Sanitary Facility, Pallets, Straw, Gaylord Boxes, Water Tank, Dumpster and Work Platform. 

 

 

 

 

 

    

185 years of carbon soot has penetrated the surface of the sandstone so that leading chemical cleaning products and techniques were inadequate to remove the staining.   Finally, sand blasting cleaned the stones to natural color.  

 

 

  

Each stone numbered and located

 

The house was built using mud as mortar.  To remove the stones, the mud must be broken up and swept away before the surface of the stone can be labeled.   Applying a compressor and air system doubled productivity.

 

 

 

        

  

 

Nov 18 ... Filled - Seeded - Strawed - Finished.

Our Amish Friends - the team returns to their awesome barn raising craft - A great working team fun to work with - efficient and smart !                

 

 


 

 

 

 ReConstruction - Stone by Stone

Architect - Joe Linek - Linek Studios - Newbury Ohio

Disassembly - Lee McClymonds - ResErections, Inc. - Cincinnati Ohio

Masonry - John Burnell - MasonsMark, LLC - Kent Ohio

Scott Carlson - Sweetgrass Joinery - Huntsburg Ohio

Electric - Craig Clifford Electric - Spencer Ohio

Blacksmith - Steve Jordan - Steinert Industries - Kent Ohio

Project Manager - Troy Grindle - Wadsworth Ohio

   

 

  

   

       

   

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

   

  



 

House is 1/2 Complete. ResErection will be Finished in the summer of 2018.

 


 

 

  

The Beauty of a hand cut Berea Sandstone wall

Each stone is back in its original position

 

Architect - Joe Linek - Linek Studios - Newbury Ohio

Disassembly - Lee McClymonds - ResErections, Inc. - Cincinnati Ohio

Masonry - John Burnell - MasonsMark, LLC - Kent Ohio

Scott Carlson - Sweetgrass Joinery - Huntsburg Ohio

Electric - Craig Clifford Electric - Spencer Ohio

Blacksmith - Steve Jordan - Steinert Industries - Kent Ohio

Project Manager - Troy Grindle - Wadsworth Ohio

 


 

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