Berea sandstone

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A fine-grain Sandstone quarried near Berea in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Berea sandstone can be either buff, gray, or blue-gray in color. It is a freestone that can be easily carved. Berea sandstone was commonly used in building construction in Cleveland in the mid-1800s (Hannibal, 1995).

Resources and Citations

  • J.Hannibal "Use of Trace Fossils in Determining Provenance of Dimension Stone: an Example from Ohio" in The Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity, ed. by Y. Maniatis, N. Herz, Y. Basiakos, Archetype: London, 1995.
  • 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