Rockwood limestone

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Description

An Oolitic limestone with a gray or buff color and an even texture. Rockwood limestone is quarried near Sheffield, in Colbert County, Alabama. It has been used for the construction of many buildings in the South. Rockwood limestone is also sold commercially under the name of Darlington limestone. Rockwood limestone was used for the interior gallery walls of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Darlington limestone

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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