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Demolished Historic Stone Architecture

 

ResErections has been working to save historic stone buildings for 12 years.  We have identified scores of endangered structures, but as time has passed, six have met their fate in landfills.

 

Planned demolition sneaks up on buildings, as desirable redevelopment efforts function privately until the demolition permit is issued.  Then, the window for saving the building is a matter of weeks and can only be changed with cash in hand or lawyers.  Developers do not want fights with preservation advocates (some of them are unrealistic) before the axe is already falling.   The  buildings are going to be removed for good reasons by seasoned construction and development firms with institutional and government support.

Yet, there are many marvelous gilded age stone mansions and building facades located in the path of development or in impoverished urban areas that could be saved by relocation.  We have identified scores of these structures from New York to Oklahoma.

The only way to save these great stone buildings is to get the funds to properly disassemble and relocate them.  It is not inexpensive and requires the collaboration of professional architecture, engineering, construction, and logistics personnel. It takes planning, expertise, and extensive computing technologies.  Each structure must have architectural merit, and yield a new property that is worth more than its cost.  We specialize in majestic stone buildings from the Amercan Gilded Age ... 1830's to 1910, offering modern, efficient, estate quality homes, with fast ROI's above 100%.


The process of demolition may recover material for recycling as construction waste, but the time pressures of job completion forces fast removal and disposal of the material, so little effort is expended to recover material in reusable form.  Irreplacable stone is lost ... wood us usually burned.  The value of what can be recovered is trivial.

 

  

In January, 2020, the 1890 Burton house was demoed.  We marketed it for 9 years for about $ 2 million.

 

 

In February, 2020 a nature preserve and environmental education center demolished this 1914 Tudor style mansion built from pieces of centuries’ old English manor houses. “The New York Herald described the house as “probably the first completely antique Tudor house which was ever been constructed in America… Every particle of material used in the structure once formed a part of some ancient English dwelling.”  

 

In 2021, the Sawyer Tavern, an 1843 Georgian structure was demolished to make way for a grocery.

 

In 2017, an 1846 Pioneer Inn was demolished to clear reservoir land

 

 

Wonderful gilded age 1900 Prairie Style - American FourSquare home.  Authentic details, a true classic design, this white rockfaced limestone house was located in a fine neighborhood and demolished in 2018 to make way for a hospital expansion.  The epitome of the post-Victorian "comfortable house", the FourSquare is about dignified self-containment.  Massive, embellished, conservative.  Boxey shaped, with hipped roof, wide porch, large windows, and quiet style.  This big - 2 1/2 story - 6,300 sqft house was a beautiful white rock-faced limestone structure with wide eaves, large central dormers, pedimented porch roof, ornate wood trim, dental molding, a red Mission style tile roof, and a large bay window dining room.  Built to last for generations.

 

 

In 2014, the historic 1843 'Scarecrow'Tennesee Inn was demolished to make room for development.

 

It was beautiful two days ago !

 

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