Stone houses of jefferson county new york state series richard margolis barros maureen hubbard gorman brian uhlig robert a 9780815610489 amazoncom books. Jefferson county new york has one of the richest concentrations of stone houses in america as many as 500 stone homes churches and commercial buildings were built here before 1860 some of the buildings are the beautiful mansions of early entrepreneurs others are small vernacular farmhouses with their own special charm we love them all for their solid stone work generous fire places summer kitchens and links to local history. Stone houses of jefferson county new york state series ebook barros maureen hubbard gorman brian w uhlig robert a richard margolis barros maureen hubbard . Early settlers of jefferson county new york found limestone and sandstone in easy abundance in riverbeds and outcroppings and by 1855 built about 500 stone buildingsinstone houses of jefferson county new york local historians show their pride in these stone dwellings as they explore both the beauty and permanence of the stonework and the courage and ambition of the first owners we learn how skilled masons worked the local stone and how double faced stone walls were a protection . The losee house has the highest elevation of jefferson countys stone houses and was once the center of a thriving farm the entrance is especially beautiful with its wide elliptical arch and keystone the stone is rough but evenly coursed on the front and sides with smooth cut lintels sills and water table
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