Genesee Valley bluestone

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Genesee Valley Bluestone quarry

Description

A fine-grain, dark, blue-gray sandstone quarried in the Genesee Valley of New York. Genesee Valley bluestone is easily worked and is used for pavers, trim, sills, buildings, and ornamental work. The bluestone quarry near Portageville was operated by the Portageville Bluestone Co (1860-1870), Genesee Valley Bluestone Co. (1894 - ?) and American Bluestone Co (AMBLUCO, 1920s-1960s).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Warsaw bluestone; Erie bluestone; American bluestone (AMBLUCO); Portageville bluestone

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • External source or communication Comment: Fred Gamble, submitted information, Oct. 2007
  • 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
  • External source or communication Comment: Fred Gamble, submitted information, Oct. 2007