Stone Houses of Jefferson County
Architectural Digest recently wrote an article on stone house appreciation. We want to share our own appreciation by featuring Stone Houses of Jefferson County on our blog.
Edited by Maureen Hubbard Barros, Brian W. Gorman, and Robert A. Uhlig
Photographs by Richard Margolis
The Ira Hinsdale House, c. 1820
Jefferson County, New York, has one of the richest concentrations of stone houses in America. Lavishly illustrated with almost 300 photographs, this volume highlights eighty-five stone houses in the region. Whether they’re clustered together; or dotted on the countryside the building’s beauty and stonework radiates the skilled craftsmanship that went into their construction.
The editors explore both the beauty and permanence of the stonework and the courage and ambition of the early dwellers. They detail the ways in which skilled masons utilized local limestone and sandstone, crafting double-faced stone walls to protect against fire and harsh winters. Stone Houses of Jefferson County provides a fascinating look at the intrinsic beauty of these buildings and the historical links they provide to our early settlement.