Friday 2 November 2012

Stone Masons in Perth

Perth has a lot of stone work. Settled by Scots in 1816, artisans and craftspersons arrived with much knowledge and many skills.
We have tons of this stone around and about. I am happy to see the creativity and the curb appeal of such work. Tracking the wall, I noticed someone working on pillars just south of Perth. He's finished the left side and has begun work on a matching wall on the other side of a driveway.

We are fortunate that many of our heritage buildings are repaired by students and staff from our local Algonquin College. I captured their work one day in town.

Algonquin Student Stone Masons from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
They were working in Perth, 2010. Repairing 1816 brick.

1 comment:

Red said...

There was much stone work and brick in Ontario compared to the west. The stone work here always attracts my attention. There is stone here but it is field stone rather than stuff taken out of a quarry.