Welcome to the Canadian Architecture blog!

Welcome to the first Canadian Architecture blog brought to you by the Malcolmites! We hope this blog will encourage those interested in Canadian architecture to talk (or more specifically, type) about architecture in Canada.

Featured Building

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William Eckhardt House, Unionville, Ontario (1852)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On Building Stone

Above: Sandyford Place, Hamilton, 1856-64. Photo from here.

For anyone interested in building materials, be sure to check out these articles by Gerard V. Middleton on the types of stones used in Hamilton. Middleton, a retired professor of geology, explains the different qualities of various specimens of stones and how they were used in local buildings.  A good read even if you are not familiar with the architecture of Hamilton.

Find the first part of the article here and the second part here.
Or visit http://raisethehammer.org/!

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