Cobblestone homes

Just want to start a group for us rock heads. We may not have all that  fine wood trim. But they are still a fine house.  

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Comment by JaySuz on August 18, 2011 at 6:16pm

Ours is kinda like cobblestone in that it's constructed of hand poured blocks from the 1900s. Made to order on sight!


Comment by Steve Jordan on January 21, 2015 at 10:12pm

I learned today there are many cobblestone owner near and around Rochester, NY that might participate if encouraged. Are you all still out there?


Comment by Erin Anheier on January 22, 2015 at 5:17pm

I'd like to make sure everyone is aware of the Cobblestone Society Museum, a National Historic Landmark, located just north of Albion, NY.  It is “an open-air museum that promotes the study and exploration of cobblestone construction methods from 1825 to 1860, offering visitors the opportunity to explore three period cobblestone structures set in Victorian appearance and four wood structures highlighting 19th century agricultural implements and skilled trades.”  For more information, please check out their website:

Comment by Franz on February 4, 2017 at 7:59pm

Cobblestone houses, barns and other structures are geographically unique to the area along both sides of the Old Erie Canal.

They were built by Irish masons who came to work on the canal, and for a relatively short period of time.  The stones used were at the time considered waste, too small to be of value for either Canal or commercial buildings, along with round stones farmers harvested from fields while farming. 

The skills to build them left when the Irish masons moved along the canal.

The Canal made possible many of the areas sandstone building possible as well when it became cheap to haul stone quarried in Medina to Rochester and Buffalo on canal boats. 


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