Sandstone

A small town on the banks of the Ohio River, Cannelton, Indiana is known for its beautiful sandstone structures.  The Cannelton Cotton Mill is a mammoth sized block building built before the Civil War and Saint Michaels is an exquisite church made by the finest of stonemasons.   One of those talented artisans, Martin Heim emigrated from […]

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Jon Kay on June 28, 2011

Deep in the Hoosier National Forest, near the Brown County/Jackson County line is the small Fleetwood Cemetery. The old cemetery has several homemade monuments that mark many last resting places. However, one of the more striking memorials is a large coffin shaped sandstone slab, that covers the grave-site. With may-apples, daisies and yucca plants crowding […]

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Jon Kay on June 25, 2011

I was surprised to find two very large sandstone makers, when I drove up to the Bond Cemetery today;. Probably made in the 1890s, the stones show signs of wear and the layers of the stone are flaking pealing off layers of stone and aesthetic details. One of the stones appears to have been shot […]

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