A Conversation Regarding Indiana Limestone, Masonry Magazine

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Biltmore Estate – George W. Vanderbilt II
Asheville, NC
Richard Morris Hunt

Over the last 190 years, natural dimension limestone quarried from the Salem deposit in south-central Indiana, commonly known as “Indiana limestone”, has firmly established itself into the building language of the United States & Canada, but is also found on projects around the world. By conservative estimate, the number of projects run into the tens-of-thousands. Of note: The Empire State Building, The U.S. National Cathedral, The National Archives, Numerous State Capitol buildings, Major train stations, Museums, Cathedrals, Corporate and Education Buildings as well as residences from small single-family homes to large mansions such as the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.