The Availability of Lime and Masonry Construction in New England: 1630-1733

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1976

GUSN

GUSN-169850

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Description

The shortage of lime in the 17th century made masonry construction a sometimes impractical practice. But wherever lime was available, masonry was quickly integrated into the construction of local buildings. This article takes a look at the production of mortar and the links between lime supplies and local masonry traditions.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 231

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1976.067.245.004

Abstract

The shortage of lime in the 17th century made masonry construction a sometimes impractical practice. But wherever lime was available, masonry was quickly integrated into the construction of local buildings. This article takes a look at the production of mortar and the links between lime supplies and local masonry traditions.

Date Notes

Volume 67, Number 245 (Summer-Fall 1976)

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Record Details

Originator

Paul B. Jenison (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1976). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England