Hudson River bluestone

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Description

A dark bluish gray sandstone quarried in the Catskill Mountains near the Hudson River in New York. In the 19th century, Hudson River bluestone was used for sidewalks and curbs. It was also carved for the basin of the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park (Bucher 1996).

Synonyms and Related Terms

New York bluestone

Additional Information

W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.

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