Hummelstown brownstone

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Description

A medium-grain, dense sandstone quarried near Hummelstown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Hummelstown brownstone is dark brown with reddish to purplish hues. It was widely used as a building stone.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Frank A. Lent, Trade names and Descriptions of Marbles, Limestones, Sandstones, Granites and Other Building Stones Quarried in the United States Canada and other Countries., Stone Publishing Co, New York, 1925