|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/!